Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic:Tell Your Story

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Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic:Tell Your Story

Write.Right.Rite - New Video Series to Jump Start Your Creativity

Have you always wanted to write? If so, check out Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic:Tell Your Story activities to jump start your creativity.

One of his ideas is to create an award for yourself. But it cannot be an award that is already known like the Nobel Peace Prize or the Pulitzer Prize. It has to be an award that doesn't exist yet. You need to dream up the name of the award, the criteria for earning the award, and why you deserve to receive the award. For more information, listen to Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic. 

How about creating a fictional tattoo for yourself? What would it look like? Where would you put it on your body? But most importantly, why do you want this tattoo? What is the backstory behind it? For more information, listen to Jason Reynolds' Grab the Mic.

To learn about this entire series, go to Grab the Mic: Tell Your Story. 

Also, check out DC Public Library's National Novel Writing Month and our DC Writers Project.

Another useful writing technique is to keep a bullet journal. A bullet journal allows you to jot down ideas for your plot, descriptions of your characters, and a tentative timeline for writing your novel. Interested in learning more about keeping a bullet journal? Check out the book The Bullet Journal Method.