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SPIRIT ANIMALS NEWSPAPER: WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE FORUMS AND IN THE GAME

Volume 1

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This week’s random article topic: Writing

Writing a book?

By Phoenixdragon407

    There’s a lot of talk about people who have written a book, or are writing a book and will publish it once it’s done. Now, unfortunately, I have to say that it is likely that all of those people are wrong, and won’t publish a book. If I am wrong, then that’s great! Congradulations! But I’m just going to say what I have found after hours of research.

    First of all, only 1/10,000 writers are actually published successfully. It’s the disappointing truth. You can’t just say that you are writing a book, and expect to get it published easily. For those that actually have this happen to them, that’s great! And I don’t want to discourage someone, or sound like I’m doubting your talent. If you think you are good enough to publish a book, no one should stand in your way. But a book often takes years to write. Also, there has so far, as much as I know, only one person in elementary/middle school who has published a book with many readers. And that’s Nancy Yi Fan. But I might be wrong.

    But besides, Nancy Yi Fan was very lucky. She sent her manuscript to the president of HarperCollins, and it didn’t end up in the junk pile. Actually, almost always, manuscripts from new authors are only read when submitted by a literary agent.

    Why am I even writing this article? I have no idea. But I felt like it’s something I needed to just put out there. But if you want to publish a book, you can! If it’s rejected, publish it on kindle. There’s always a plan B. But to publish a book, you need to read books. Use punctuation and proper grammar. Work on description. Most of all, don’t let anyone stop you. I could write this going on and on and on…. But I won’t.

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Welcome to the SAMB, Artisticcat130! And to anyone else making their first posts on here.

Our greencloak of the week is Cupiddog61, who recently completed their first heroic quest!

Mod of the week is Gavin B.! New moderation system!

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The book of the week is actually a series, Wings of Fire!

The author is Tui T. Sutherland, who is on the Erin Hunter team, and the author of spirit animals book 5. She has also just surprised everyone with the news that there will be 5 MORE BOOKS!

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This week’s Spirit animals series character is Tarik! Rumors have been flying about him… Are they true?

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This week’s random forum topics:

http://spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/11414

Secret of the Writers RP, by Heroinerabbit4! Goes well with the random article.

http://spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/12486

The new moderation system, by Gavin B.! Just can’t say how awesome it is!

http://spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/12543

I’m Hungry, by Hawkgriffen229! Emphasis on random.

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“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

-Unknown

Bewilder

(vb.) Cause someone to be perplexed and confused.

EleyaLightsky

Dreamers can continue dreaming… but dreams are nothing if you don’t work to achieve it. –Enya (Me!)

 

PerseveranceBraveryIntelligenceCheerfulness

And a DREAM!

-Artemismoonlight94’s signature

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Questions, Comments, Concerns, Nominations, or Job openings?

Go to http://spiritanimals.scholastic.com/forums/topics/12550 to contact me!

©2014 by Phoenixdragon407

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is anyone reading this?

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The Darkest Nights Produce The Brightest Stars

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            CoQueen of Dragons

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fairyemerald31

{#Thumbs Up}Good work! I can tell it took time. Can I get a job?

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~Melanie~

 

"If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do." ~Angel, "Epiphany"

 

#RespectInfinityRing

Remember Emerald

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brownwolf123

Hey, did you know that your signature was nominated for DragonMist80's SA Yearbook Awards?

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I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Awesome job!!!!!! Can I get a job? 

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artemismoonlight94

Yay, thank's for putting my sig!

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Even if I don't make a move,

I keep being swept away through the cracks of time.

I don't give a heck about anything around me,

I am me, and that's all there is to it.

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Lost | Days

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Woah! I love it! Please post more soon!

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"People keep saying he's not really gone as long as we remember him..."- Hiro

"On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain?" -Baymax

 

 

#AddictedtoBH6

 

 

 

 

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heroinerabbit4

Thanks for putting my Secret of the Writers Rp in! This is awesome.

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That moment when you have no ideas for your signature....

Rabit

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wolfphoenix100

Yay! Five more Wings of Fire books!

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*~Nix~*

 

 

The truth.

 

It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

 

Dumbledore

 

 

I love ME.

 

—Hailee Steinfeld

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blizzardgriffin83

hey phoenixdragon407 my book was actually accepted by a publisher and will be published after I finish final editing which is basically developing the rest of my weight time and height measurements oh yeah and length

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 "All Great Things Are Simple

And Many Can Be Expressed In Single Words

Freedom,Justice,Honor,Duty,Hope,Valor

-Winston Churchhill

Lord Of The Rings Fanatic

Stop People Leaving At 12977

TWICE PUBLISHED AUTHOR HERE

I CAME, I SAW, I POSTED

#HOPEFORRUBY

 

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phoenixdragon407

cool!

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The Darkest Nights Produce The Brightest Stars

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                 Aryn Nightshade

            CoQueen of Dragons

                   Sword|Fire

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ambersnow38

Awesome!!!

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Reese

 

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace.

 

#TeamBiancaandPetra

#IChooseHappy

 

家族

 

These wings are made to fly.

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athenaisis84

I want a job in it! I'll do advice column and thread spotlight.!

{#Crossed Axes}{#Pawprint}

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lllY'all are cutelll

Fluffeh Lotus

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#//#

Up in the sky,   they twinkle bright,

The stars lead the way, into the night,

Giving way to the lurking shadows of night.

 

*facepalmqueen... or am  I?

 

 

 Join night clan!

 

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cobradragon606

AWESOME!

New quote: I have not failed a hundred times, but found a hundred ways that do not work.

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 Thunderhunter, Summer Wolf

Dragons of myth, Unicorns of lore, Let the magic live inside us.

Magic is real, as long as you believe in it.

-Rabbit's Quote-A-Boat Shop

Dragons

Dragons

And more dragons

ALEXANDER HAMILTON!

 

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fairyselkie22

BUMP!

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TOXIC

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centaurminotaur14

Nice Job Pheonixdragon! Do you think I could help with the newspaper? Like you, and several other kids could have a page where you work on the newspaper, there could be seperate columns too. Someone could write the comedy section, someone writes the advice section, etc. etc. And you could make it a weekly paper too, so every Wednesday you could post one.

Well done, Aron and Blaze

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Name - Cen

Age - Old as hecc

Status - relic as hecc

If you see me around, just know that I come and go. I'm a foreigner to the forums these days

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blizzardgriffin83

heres an awesome sig that I heard I long time ago "you lemons you make lemonade then you throw it in the persons face until they give you the oranges you asked for" lol{#LOL}

{#Ekat Dragon}{#Crossed Axes}{#Blue Time Warp}

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 "All Great Things Are Simple

And Many Can Be Expressed In Single Words

Freedom,Justice,Honor,Duty,Hope,Valor

-Winston Churchhill

Lord Of The Rings Fanatic

Stop People Leaving At 12977

TWICE PUBLISHED AUTHOR HERE

I CAME, I SAW, I POSTED

#HOPEFORRUBY

 

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midnightbloodhound11

cool!

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MidnighBloodhound11

 

Cahill: Tiger Snake Agent

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COOL!!!

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From the ashes a fire shall be woken...

A light from the darkness shall sping...

Renewed shall be blade that is broken...

The crownless again shall be king.

 

 

"I will not hide, while other fight our battles for US!" -Kili, The Battle of the Five Armies

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artisticcat130

Thank you for this topic. I read Wings of Fire and Warrior Cats by the Erin Hunter team. I had no idea about that.

My Clan is named after the Warrior Cat books. I also love to write.:)

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I am Blueflower of MoonClan

 

I am Thistleberry of SnowClan

 

I am Silverleaf of RapidClan

 

I am Maplefur of ThornClan

 

I am Me!!!

 

 

I'm reading this.

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artemishunting119

Wow, it looks exactly like the WC newspaper. Coincidence?

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 Artemis

 

 

 

 

 

[Insert something funny/and or creative here]

 

 

 

 

 

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lynxblizzard65

On the book article: THANK. YOU. And some people ask for people to make up the characters! That's just downright lazy to publish a book with characters that are other people's hard work and not your own!

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hoist the colours

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phoenixwolf664

Whoa,this newspaper thing is really cool and I like your mini article!Please continue!Oh,and I'm soooo excited for Tui's book,I'm a big fan of the Warriors and I was so excited when I saw her name for the 5th book!

 

Is it possible I could get a job for this?Thanks!

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Midnight

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a girl obsessed w/ fictional characters&dreams.

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Amy Pond-Rose Tyler-Hange Zoe

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"Someone who can't sacrifice anything can never change anything.That to defeat a monster, you have to be willing to throw aside your humanity."

 

 

 

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dogquest48

"Whoa.. be proud of yourself for writing that!"

Sincerely, 

-dogquest48

HAVE A HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yes

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ERIN HUNTER TEAM IS AWESOME the books warriors are my favriote{#Smiley}

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     There are actually websites that you can use to self-publish your books and audio tracks onto, and you can even send them out to the public for free and get profit for your work. Just because someone is writing a book at a young age, it doesn't mean that they have to publish it and become a best seller. We can't really expect that much from kids, especially if they need to look at proper grammar and writing structures. Anyway, I have actually found a good self-publishing site, and I use it on a daily basis whenever I edit my books. Right now, I'm writing a book, but I'm just starting the third draft. 

     

     On this website that I have found - the forum will forbid me to state the site - you can create your own book cover, interior designs, and bar-codes so that you can upload your book as a word document. Afterward, you can print it out, and you'll have your very own self-published copy of your work. You can also bring it into the public and earn a profit, like I said, but that is optional. I guess what I'm trying to say is... Just because we're young and new to literature, it doesn't mean we can't publish our work into the public and be heard. It just depends on how hard you work towards your goal, and if you're willing to sacrifice anything and everything to make it happen. 

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What rumors about Tarik? 

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fairycat187

Awsome article, Phoenix!

 

Well, I actuly think we should post our book ideas down, and we can give each other ideas about how to make them better. What do you think?

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Cherry Omoiyari

Manga and movies and music, oh my!

 

here i am, sitting in a tin can

far above the world

planet earth is blue

and theres nothing i can do...

 

My mission in life is for nobody to ever forget me.

 

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@lynxblizzard65

um are you refering to my thread that i created for my book i had already finished the book when i put that out it was meant for people to say "oh i have a character in a published book" sort of like that it wasnt being lazy

{#Ekat Dragon}{#Crossed Axes}{#Blue Time Warp}

 

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 "All Great Things Are Simple

And Many Can Be Expressed In Single Words

Freedom,Justice,Honor,Duty,Hope,Valor

-Winston Churchhill

Lord Of The Rings Fanatic

Stop People Leaving At 12977

TWICE PUBLISHED AUTHOR HERE

I CAME, I SAW, I POSTED

#HOPEFORRUBY

 

Oookay.

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My favorite series are Spirit Animals and Warriors.{#Saladin League}

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Now I'm interested.{#Saladin League}

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This is awesomesauce!

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Rain, Thane of Scholastica

 

9/25/2013 

 

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Thrilling Intent

RWBY

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Voltron

No Smarts but Hearts

 

Jaz|Xiang|Fenny|Ryoku|Pyro|Falco|Mei Long|Raife

  

We spent weeks cleaning the fun from the trees. - Karen

 

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midnightdragon1450

hi

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catpizza243

Nice! 

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Cat 

Oh deer!

 

#SavetheAnimals

#FOREVER

#WeareValid!

 

 

"There is never harm in asking a question. You just have to be prepared to hear the answer." Dante, The Return

 

I am a Greencloak and Aimable.

 

 

:>

 

 

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can i join?

 

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Da Beast is here....

 

ZEALOUSGRIFFIN1

 

GO GREEN BAY PACKERS

 

I GO BY FLASH

 

 

“An unread book does nobody any good. Stories happen in the mind of a reader, not among symbols printed on a page.” -Brandon Mull

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ADVENTURE

 

 

 

 

 

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elfbulldog81

*claps* Good job!

 

Can I say something? I'd want to help you with your newspaper, but now I'm not on as often as I used to be. My point is... could you have a column for, like, encouraging quotes? I could give you some quotes that I know, or saw in some of the signatures? Then you could put it on there to encourage everyone. It's just a suggestion. Also what are the rumors?

 

That's all.

Bye.

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