This Writer’s Life: S.T.O.R.Y Mail
The latest episode of This Writer’s Life with Danielle Davis is called “S.T.O.R.Y. Mail”!
It’s a sweet writing activity that demonstrates how stories connect us.
Kids are invited to write the story of a memory they share with someone and send it in the mail to them!
I mean, doesn’t everyone like mail? And it’s a perfect way to keep in touch if you celebrate upcoming holidays like
Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year. S.T.O.R.Y. Mail as Valentine!
S.T.O.R.Y. Mail that shares a special Lunar New Year memory with someone you love.
This episode provides an acronym as a writing guide, S.T.O.R.Y., for young writers to follow
(which stands for: Setting; Talk; One Moment; Random Detail; Your Takeaway).
Then, they can pop their S.T.O.R.Y. Mail in an envelope and wait for a reply!
Plus creative advice from Zetta Elliott, educator and author of so many
incredible books for kids and teens!
Zetta encourages kids from her own writing practice that just like you feed your body,
you feed your imagination by dreaming.
There’s a free, printable PDF with the “S.T.O.R.Y. Mail” activity right here.
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