Are you between the age of 9 and 12?
Do you have a vivid imagination?
Would you like to write stories?
If so, you are invited to join the SnailFarm StorySlime Writers’ Community.
Members of this Community write stories about US, the Snails, and our lives on the Farm. If we like your story, we publish it under your name and send you a small token of our gratitude in return for your efforts.
Are you in?
All information on the Creative Writing project can be found on our StorySlime site, here.
The School Writing Project
We, with our Creator, are visiting schools inviting children to join The StorySlime WCrative Writing Project. If you want us to visit your school so you and your mates can partake in the Project write to us at email@example.com and we make sure to visit your school and introduce the Project.
A creative writing project for kids
***A Writing Project
In a world of computers and gadgets where children often find it challenging to connect with one another in a meaningful way, creators of StorySlime SnailFarm Creative Writing Project wish to provide a surface for children not only to connect with each another but to co-create together.
The Project is designed for 9-12 year olds with the intention to support them to develop their creative muscles especially their creative writing skills in English, develop their understanding of different cultural environments and also to support their healthy emotional, moral and spiritual development.
The Project intends to reach as many children as possible all over the world and invite them to create a soap opera style cartoon program – similar to The Simpsons – based on pieces of creative writing that they write themselves on the members of the SnailFarm. (Please, see link above)
The Project will be on an E-learning site that offers a place for the children to express their creative ideas, exercise their imagination, also to discuss issues they face and are concerned with and hopefully to provide each other with ‘resolutions’ to such issues. We greatly hope that children who join the Project will learn about each other’s culture, practice the English language, learn how to create a piece of creative writing that is enjoyable as well as find a safe and creative environment to express themselves.
The creator and the project managers are teachers, healthcare professionals, coaches and parents who provide safety and guidance for the participating children.
At present a variety of new ‘Beginnings’ is offered, while the background, the information, and the number of the Snails are being extended gradually, based on the development of the stories written by the children.
Children are asked to continue the beginning of a story that is published on the website under HOME and to submit a complete piece of writing keeping the guidelines called GuideSlimes, the environment, and characters intact.
Stories need to be completed by the deadline indicated and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address.
The Project Managers guide the writers to create a piece of writing that make the grade and can be published on the site. The writings that appear on the site under StorySlimes are rewarded with a token of our gratitude and the ‘writer’ so receives an item (usually a mug) with one of the Snails printed on it.
Finally some of the stories written by the children or community of children will be used to create the Life on the SnailFarm Cartoon Soap-Opera.
If you wish to learn more about the project, please, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
GuideSlimes for StorySlimes
- Our Characters belong to different families within a community called The SnailFarm that you can read about more HERE
- We are each special with a unique essence that is visible through the drawing and expressed through our communication and behaviour. Please keep US special however you can add to our characteristics as long as they are aligned with our original essence.
- Please, don’t introduce new characters, but please introduce all 25 of us in your story in some way or another
- All of us are a bit ‘crazy’ so it is expected that things go wrong in our lives, eventually, however all these need to turn out to be OK.
- If there is a conflict there is a resolution – please don’t leave us in anxiety!
- We can do/act in silly/selfish/even cruel manner however we don’t do anything evil.
- No violence of any kind, no killing or harming purposefully, no shooting of any kind allowed because we are non-violent and kind natured creatures
- Danger and gloom is OK as long as it is resolved and we sheer up at the end.
- Your task is to continue the story on from where Philip, the Ogre boy, left it off and make as many twist and turns in your story as you like. We provided the background, a description of the Snail characters and the beginning of the story that you can find HERE and HERE and HERE.
- We would like your story to be funny, original, unique and joyful with a special message!
- Please keep our environment, the setting of the story intact. You can introduce new items to our environment, however. You can read about the general information on the SnailFarm and our lives HERE.
- We would like your story to be sweet and joyful with a special message
- Your story must be a complete story (beginning, middle and end)
- Using your creativity you can invent new words similar to guideslime, storyslime (that we invented)
- Make sure that your spelling and punctuation is correct
- Please write your story in English (so we can understand it)
- The story can run a minimum of three A4 pages and a maximum of ten A4 pages. If you type your story please use Arial font, size 12
- You can write your story by hand or use a computer. Whichever way you do it, your story must arrive to us via email to our addresses that you can find HERE; If you handwrite your story, you will need to ask someone to scan it in (PDF or JPEG format) before you can email it to us.
Deadline for the first round of stories is (midnight) 31 January 2014.
Please don’t forget to send us your NAME, AGE, NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL, COUNTRY where you live or you are from.
We can’t wait to read your story!