The Awards began in 2008 with creative writing (poems and short stories).
Visual Arts, Music Composition, and Inventions soon followed, with original work submitted by enthusiastic participants age 8-18 from all over the United States and other countries.
Your inner creative muscle needs exertion to stay fit and strong — but writing exercises don’t need to be drudgery.
They can be fun and exciting as you see how much creative juice you have just waiting to be squeezed.
In this exercise, you’ll use three questions to stimulate creative thought.
You can write these questions yourself, but I’ll give you some examples to show you what to do.You can offer advice, compassion, explanation, forgiveness, or praise.Or you can simply recount an experience you had and how it impacted you as your adult self now.These exercises should be practiced without self-judgment, inner filters, or concern about what a reader might think.The purpose is to allow your creative mind complete freedom to cut loose.You’ll naturally become a better writer the more you write.You’ll learn how to organize ideas, make smooth transitions, and expand your vocabulary.Try to write in a conversational style, as though you’re verbally explaining the process.Break down the steps in a way that makes the reader understand exactly what to do, without using business jargon or buzzwords.Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, your life is the laboratory for creating a great book or story.If you can talk, you can write — even if you need to brush up on grammar and spelling.