Want to be published? Look at the very bottom of this page for where to send your stories.
A page for those who love to write-please keep scrolling for more activities below.
Debbie at Work
Debbie deep into planning a
Shadow helps Debbie early
Shadow loves to climb and help
Skippy, Bailey, and Debbie
Debbie brainstorms for a story
Photos By Becky Dadey
Fun Writing Activities
Here is a chart to help you organize your thoughts before writing. Story Elements Chart
Eddie and Liza have found a large, coffin-looking box in Mrs. Jeepers basement. Write a story about what they found. Click Here
Here is a sample outline
Click here to learn about how to submit a story to a publisher.
Writing Tips from Debbie
*Finish a whole section before changing anything
*Plan before you start writing
*What does your character like/dislike?
*Read your story outloud to see if it makes sense
*Don't be afraid to make changes
*What does your character look like?
Be a published writer!
What to appear in a magazine? You could be in Storyworks magazine. All you have to do is read a book (one of mine, I hope), write 1-2 paragraphs about what you liked about it and a few details about what happened, send in your photo and you could be in Scholastic's Storyworks next issue. Sign your name at the bottom of the review and send it to REVIEWS BY YOU Storyworks PO Box 712 New York, NY 10013-0712. (Remember to include your name, age, teacher's name, school's name and address, and school's phone number.) Also check out the list of magazines at the end of this page. Have fun!
Eric and Cameron came up with this rap. Try making up your own just for fun! If it's about Debbie or one of her books, make sure to let her know and it might get put right here.
Debbie Dadey is in the house yawl.
She writes widdedy wiggedy wack books
She is Izzy Wid Ds Chizzy dawg.
She has a dog named Shadow yo
She is so super she has a city named after her.
She has the 3 cool kids yawl!
Magazines are a great place to start getting your stories published.
Take a look at the ones below in your local library or book store
(or others your libary may have). Then see if one of your stories
would be a good fit for that magazine. If they are look at the editoral
information in the front of the magazine to see where to send your story.
Good luck, Debbie