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Exploringtheestate

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These photographs and the prompts aligned to them support writers of the WNY Young Writers' Studio as they brainstorm and refine their ideas.

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Exploringtheestate

  1. 1. Exploring the Estate <ul><li>Defining a Path Toward What Matters and Refining a Great Writing Idea </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  2. 2. THE GARAGE <ul><li>This is the place where we keep the things that take us places. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a piece of writing ever taken you to a different place? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to my examples, and then jot down your own. </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  3. 3. THE KITCHEN <ul><li>The kitchen is the place where we create the things that nourish us and those we love. </li></ul><ul><li>What sorts of writing FEED you? How does this happen? </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of writing could you create that might FEED someone else? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to my examples before you create your own. </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  4. 4. THE GARDEN <ul><li>The garden is where we plant the seeds of our ideas and watch them grow. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the tiny seed topics that are taking shape in your imagination. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about the ideas that have taken root and are growing. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll share my examples. Then, you will have time to write about your own. </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  5. 5. THE BEDROOM <ul><li>The bedroom is where we dream each night. </li></ul><ul><li>What are your dreams for yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Your family? </li></ul><ul><li>Your friends? </li></ul><ul><li>Your school? </li></ul><ul><li>Your community? </li></ul><ul><li>Your country? </li></ul><ul><li>How might you write about these dreams? </li></ul><ul><li>What shape could your writing take? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen as I share my stories. </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  6. 6. THE LIVING ROOM <ul><li>The living room is where we relax and unwind. </li></ul><ul><li>What types of writing soothe you? How does this happen? </li></ul><ul><li>What could you write that might soothe others? </li></ul><ul><li>I have a few examples to share….. </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  7. 7. THE SHED <ul><li>Our oldest and best-loved stories are tucked away in the shed. Sometimes, our scary stories hide there too. </li></ul><ul><li>What stories are hiding inside of your shed? </li></ul><ul><li>What have you tucked away? </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll tell you some of my stories. </li></ul><ul><li>What can you write about your own? </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  8. 8. THE PORCH <ul><li>The porch is where we visit with friends. </li></ul><ul><li>What can you write about these special people and the memories you’ve shared? </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009
  9. 9. Photo Credits <ul><li>Cover Page: Laura Stockman, used with permission </li></ul><ul><li>The Garage: Rubbermaid Products http://tinyurl.com/3k6cqjc </li></ul><ul><li>The Kitchen: Martin Kathrae http://tinyurl.com/3ufdqpz </li></ul><ul><li>The Garden: Laura Stockman, used with permission </li></ul><ul><li>The Bedroom: Meggrs http://tinyurl.com/3zhkbn6 </li></ul><ul><li>The Living Room: daryl_mitchell http://tinyurl.com/44ugmou </li></ul><ul><li>The Shed: Phil Genera http://tinyurl.com/4y2bgkc </li></ul><ul><li>The Porch: Douggarner08 http://tinyurl.com/3jd3the </li></ul><ul><li>All photos, unless otherwise noted, are distinguished by a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License </li></ul>Created by Angela Stockman WNYYWS 2009

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