Hello and welcome to
This is the coziest corner of Scratch; a little nook of books! Lose yourself in the pages and let your imagination get swept away...
Whether you're a #1 New York Times bestselling author or a kid who wants to get their work known,
THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Imagine sitting down, curling up with a nice pile of thick books and just losing yourself in their pages...
And then turning to your computer/notebook and spending a few hours pouring out your imagination onto the blank pages.
Meet the managers:
Just ask! We'll invite you!
What projects go here?
- Anything writing related: stories, original songs, poems, writing tips, and more!
- Completely original (inspired is ok! So is fan-fic)
- CREATIVE! (No non-fiction, unless it is a 'story' of some sort)
- Your own! Only add projects with peoples' permission—don't just go around adding random people's projects!
Do you want to become a manager?
Please don't ask! Be very active around the studio (answer questions and reply to comments), and one of the managers will ask you if you want to be a manager. Say yes, and you're a manager!
• Invite anyone who wants to join
• Promote anyone who meets the requirements.
• Don't drastically change the description! (You can change and add quotes, tips and suggestions, etc.)
Thanks to @Creativegirl9 we now have "Story Requests!" Just comment in the comments a request for a short story, and someone will hopefully see it and respond!
Writing tips (max. 2; delete & replace)
@Creativegirl9: When you encounter writer's block (every writer does) the easiest way for me to continue writing is to take a break. Just forget about your story for a week or so, and then go back and read it. Hopefully you'll get some new ideas and the break can spark some creativity.
@CodingPython1: When you're creating a character or writing in first person, try to get inside the head of your character, essentially trying to become the character. It makes writing choices that the character makes a lot easier and they feel more natural to the reader.
Suggest tips in the comments!
Inspiring Quotes (max. 2):
"The act of writing is an act of optimism. You would not take the trouble to do it if you felt it didn't matter."
— Edward Playwright
"Why is it so hard to write? Well you're somehow organizing thousands of tiny letters into patterns that make sense and convey thousands of emotions and actions and you're holding an entire world full of people in your head as well as people who you have to make feel real and are written responsibly all represented by these tiny words."
Suggest quotes in the comments!
Managers, only 3 books at a time! If there's no room, delete a book and replace it with the new suggestion!
1. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
2. Sabriel by Garth Nix
3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Suggest books in the comments!
(Next poll coming 5/1/19!)
What would your dream library be like?
(a) Cozy and warm, lots of wood and old books (but all the best books are there), mazelike, maybe a fireplace: 11
(b) Modern, some technology, huge cushy chairs and lots of new books: 4
(c) Comfortable and warm, but modern. Outlets, shelves filled with a huge assortment of books, some desktops in a corner, and rugs, couches, and soft chairs galore: 18
Feel free to go in-depth with your own imaginary library in the comments! Maybe your library's called "Five Stories!" and is five floors tall!
Previous poll winner: Rick Riordan won with 19 votes, with JK Rowling and other right behind with 14 votes
Writing Prompts (max 1):
Imagine your best friend loses all memories of you. How do you react? Do you build new memories with them, or abandon them in the hopes of them never remembering you again? What would you do to help them regain their memories, or at least making new ones?