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Halloween Costume Ideas

Posted by The Writer on October 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Halloween is around the bend, so close we can already imagine are candy-ladden bags and if anyone thinks they're too old to trick-or-treat their wrong! This is the perfect holiday to let your creativity shine! So start making a costume that will outshine them all! I have faith in all the residents to be able to do this, and besides, Halloween is fun!

No idea? No fear! Just look through your dresser or closet and find all your clothes that are just a little to outrageous to wear: a ballgown, a tux, something way to sparkly, a mask, etc. and use that as your starting point, then build around! Anyway, everyone on this site is creative so halloween should be a blast for all of you!

Things to do over the Summer

Posted by The Writer on June 26, 2011 at 8:06 PM Comments comments (0)

This bit was added a little late, and please do comment on this entry if you have any ideas for things to do over the summer.

Passion and I found that if you take your own bathtub (air jet tub or normal) and fill it with water and get as many bubbles as you can in it (and optionally turn on the video camera so you can look back on the time), you will probably have a good time swimming in it (with swimsuits on). Big tubs are usually best, and as long as your parents allow you to turn your tub into a mini swimming pool and, of course, wear swimsuits.

And there was a Gay Pride Parade today, which it's a bit sad that I only found out about it today, but I hope everyone celebrates it anyway! Everyone deserves to be respected and treated like a human being!

More water fun in Summer? I usually turn on the hose and get on clothes I don't mind if they get wet and play around in the backyard. If a good amount of people are there then you can make up a spa game (I invented this amazing game when I had very young children over that I had to keep entertained) by pulling out some lawn chairs and spraying the people in the chairs down with a hose or even digging a mud hole, filling it with water, and putting your feet in it, if your not too afraid of bugs.

I also suggest play photo-shoots for a way to keep occupied. Get out the wierdest clothes you have or just put together outfits and find places to take the photos. I found some great places for taking dramatic pictures in my home and around my neighborhood.

Have fun this summer but try to be safe as well!

A Great Opportunity for Writers! I Want to See Members Join This!

Posted by The Writer on April 2, 2011 at 1:53 PM Comments comments (1)

Okay, I was just given this, so I'll copy it down here:


Submit to the Neverwhere Literature Contest at Depaul


Winners of Neverwhere Literature Contest, in coordination with Depaul University and One Book One Chicago, will be invited to read their work at an awards reading and reception. Kate Bernheimer will judge.


Deadline Thursday, April 21st


Guidelines: As a PDF, RTF, or MS Word attachment, please Email one short story and/or up to three poems in the spirit of speculative fiction or fairytales to: [email protected] Writers must own the rights to any work they submit for consideration (it has to be your own work, no copying someone elses). And please include your name, title of work(s) submitted, email address, and phone number in the body of your email. There is no entry fee.


It's a great opportunity that I might join in. So, if you want to send in your work, you can! I hope some of the members join, some people on this website are really talented!

Great Opportunity for Writers in Chicago!

Posted by The Writer on January 8, 2011 at 7:22 PM Comments comments (0)

If you are a Writer in Chicago between 7th grade to senior in high school you will probably enjoy Young Chicago Authors. There website (if you look it up on Google) says it's high school only but it's not. You apply online and they send a letter to your home.

It's a great experience but it's hard to find as it is right next to a Law Office with the same address, you have to walk past that and you will find a small door that says "Young Chicago Authors" and it will just show a stair case which you have to go up and at the top you'll see the inside entrance. It's small and informal with great teachers. The manager of it will show you around and on a big dry erase board that says the classes, the times, and has arrows below each class saying which direction.

The semester has already started and you go for several weeks on Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 11:00 for the first 2 class (you choose which one to go to, you can take 2 of the 4 classes a day because there are 2 classes at the same time for 2 hours long) and the next 2 classes are 11:30-1:30, though you only have to stay for the first class if you want to. It really informal and the kids decide which class they want to take and where to go from there. Everyone is allowed to jump in on conversations (hand raising for the teacher to call on you is practically illegal).

It's also fun because there are 4 adults in the class just watching, sitting in for fun (1 is the teacher) and then there's 5-6 kids in the class, ranging in ages.

It's fun, this is my first semester and I found out about it recently. It's a great opportunity for any writer in Chicago.