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Melanie Weiss is author of two Young Adult novels, Crossing Lines and Spoken, which received a 2019 Readers' Favorite Book Award for Young Adult -Social Issues. In December 2020, she published the illustrated middle grade book, Oliver's Birthday and the Robin's Nest.

She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines for 20 years. She began writing her novel, Spoken, shortly after her younger child left for college in 2015 and she became an “empty nester.” She currently manages a scholarship foundation at her local high school that provides scholarship support to more than 60 graduating high school seniors each year.
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I thought writing the poetry would be really hard for me as I had to convey the complicated emotions of 15-year-old Roman. I just dug down deep and de…more

I thought writing the poetry would be really hard for me as I had to convey the complicated emotions of 15-year-old Roman. I just dug down deep and decided not to be intimidated by anything that would stand in the way of me finishing my novel. One day, I took a walk in a forest preserve and sat on a picnic table to take in the quiet around me. That serenity inspired me to write. I pulled out my cell phone and started composing some thoughts in the notes section. That became the poem Roman performs on stage at his high school during the competition to be chosen for the London Poetry Slam team.
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THE SIX-WORD STORY IN THE CLASSROOM: BRILLIANT!

Flash fiction is a genre of fiction that involves telling a story using between 5 and 1,500 words. Today, we are going to focus on the smaller side of that scale:

Flat tire.
New Job.
No Job?

This may be just six short words but in the right combination it says everything you need to know. Writing a six-word story can be fun for every age and makes an excellent creative writing assignment that encourag Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 01, 2020 08:35 Tags: creative-writing, poetry, poetry-month, six-word-story, spoken-word, teacher-classroom-project
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