A famous horror writer. That's what Zackie Beauchamp wants to be. He's writing a story about a giant blob monster. A pink slimy creature who eats up an entire town!Then Zackie finds the typewriter. In a burned-down antiques store. He takes it home and starts typing. But there's something really odd about that typewriter. Something really dangerous. Because now every word Zackie writes is starting to come true. Bonus features included.
Mild peril and rude humor
A group of kids with special powers and their trusted dog are sent back in time on a mission to restore the writings of Jules Verne and their place in history as evil government agents try to change them. They face many obstacles setting the history straight and not mixing up anything as they go.
"Matt Christopher takes a break from his busy schedule to talk about how he's written almost 100 books. The author of Baseball Pals, Football Fugitive, Red-Hot High Tops, and many other works talks about his family, his love of sports, and his days as a semi-professional ball player. The video ends with a trip to a local park where Matt tells what it's like to be on a ball field and how it relates to his writing."
Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse's story with some wild ideas? Chaos! Followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise - and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all.
Learn how to write an outstanding academic essay from start to finish. What is a thesis? What is the purpose of the introduction? How to develop the body of an essay? What is the purpose of the conclusion? The answers to all of these questions are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment to reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Madeleine L'Engle talks about her life and her writing. The author takes the viewer to the places where she writes, including her home and a tour of the library at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine where she has written 25 books. She answers questions about her Newbery award winning book, A wrinkle in time.
"It's a struggle that has puzzled people for centuries: The Creative Process. Where do ideas come from? How do you overcome challenges? What does it take to be a successful artist? These are just some of the questions answered by leading comic creators as they share their advice and experience. No matter what your creative endeavor, you'll find encouraging, insightful and motivational suggestions. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take...
Introducing a brand-new 2018 series that presents great authors that are integral to school literature requirements. In the program, meet Charles Dickens. What were the significant events of Charles Dickens' life? What are Dickens' major works? What makes his work unique? What are some examples of Dickens' style? The answers to all of these questions are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video.
Dahl had 4 rules of writing: 1. Make your readers laugh with weird, funny names, sounds, and nonsense words. 2. Make your readers squirm with outrageously disgusting things. 3. Make your readers enthralled with magical settings. 4. Make your readers tense with surprises. This program shows how all Dahl's skills keep us turning the pages of his books.