Looking for writing advice? Check out my free on-line video series, Mission: Write!

I am thrilled to finally announce a project that I have been working on with Simon & Schuster for the past year:

Whether you’re a young writer looking for tips, a teacher hoping to educate your students about creative writing, or a homeschooler looking for some fun new lessons, Mission: Write should appeal to you.  There are currently six videos (with more coming in the future) hosted by me — and accompanying lesson plans written by the brilliant educator, Rose Brock.

Best of all, it’s free!  So take a look for yourself.  Just click here to watch and learn!

244 thoughts on “Looking for writing advice? Check out my free on-line video series, Mission: Write!

  1. Mr. Gibbs-
    I just wanted to say I am reading Bruce Wayne and it is AWESOME!!!

  2. Berica4Life –

    Whether or not there is another BW depends on how the first one does.

  3. love the new background.

  4. i feel like BW ended implying that there would be more to come
    i hope there is more to the series

  5. John –

    Of course I like the Sherlock Holmes books! I love mysteries, and Arthur Conan Doyle created the archetypical brilliant detective.

  6. Mr. Gibbs,

    I remember reading in the Authors Note of SSAS, how you mentioned that on your Disney Cruise, you managed to get a tour of the kitchen but where not able to get tours of the bridge. We’ll if that’s still something you would like to see, Royal Caribbean International offers an All Access Ship Tour, where you get to visit the kitchens, galley, waste management facility, laundry facility, engine room, and best of all the bridge. My family and I have done it, and it was spectacular. It was very cool to be able to see all the facilities that run a giant cruise ship. I just thought to share this, in case you go on another cruise.


  7. Henry –

    Thanks for letting me know. Chances are I won’t be going on a cruise like that again any time soon, but who knows?

  8. The 8th Grader –

    I don’t really make predictions about sporting events. Personally, I always like it when an underdog wins.

  9. Does Cyrus approve of berica considering he’s the one that kinda taught Erica that relationships were liabilities in the spy business?

  10. Oh and also, since Ben’s bday happened between SSPX and SSGN, what do you think Erica would get Ben for his birthday?

  11. abc –

    Cyrus didn’t really teach Erica that relationships are liabilities. After all, he’s ina relationship. Erica decided that herself.

    That said, Cyrus probably wouldn’t approve of anyone dating his granddaughter.

  12. I am amazed at your work , but you should make a book where a new kid comes in that is as good as Erica and then Ben almost breaks up with Erica for the new girl to see that she is a mole.

  13. TillieWaibel2018 –

    I am very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed my books, but it is very hard for me to take suggestions from readers as I have planned quite far ahead already.

  14. Mr. Gibbs,

    Usually, you have around 10 books in the upcoming books section, but its dwindled down to 6… When will you announce some more do you think?

  15. The 8th Grader –

    Actually, having ten books in the upcoming section was an anomaly. I usually don’t have that many books coming out. (Or at least, I don’t have release dates for that many books.) This has been an unusual year. I don’t know if I’ll ever have ten books in that list again.

  16. Mr. Gibbs-
    I know that you have several FunJungle books planned out in advance, but I think that it would be a cool idea to have a sea turtle as the main part of the plot. In my humble opinion.

  17. I love your work and I think you are one of my favorite writers. PLEASE keep working on spy school!

  18. Whenever people use the abbreviation SSGN, I think they’re saying Spy School Graphic Novel, and it really throws me off. Lol.

  19. Mr. Gibbs –

    Hi, I’m at my local Mickey D’s, McDonald’s to the laymen, and I just ordered a copy of your newest graphic novel. They gave me a cheeseburger with extra lettuce, but no pickles! The audacity. Apparently, despite claims made on this very blog, your graphic novel is not sold everywhere. Please refrain from making further false claims.



  20. I know how y’all have been using ChatGPT so I wrote a FJ story on it, (I Didn’t even mention Kazoo, and it obviously has some errors with the story)


  21. Rosenberry –

    My books are absolutely available at McDonald’s. Please complain at your local McDonald’s the next time they fail to sell you a copy. Make sure you accuse them of failing to support literacy among America’s youth.

  22. FitzCracken4Life –

    My site really isn’t the place to be posting ChatGPT versions of my work — or for anyone to be posting their own work. There are plenty of other sites where that can be done.

  23. That conversation between Stu and Rosenberry was absolute perfection, (btw I’m sorry, I just saw other people do ChatGPT and I wanted to try it)

  24. I’m just gonna stop posting because it seems like everything I post is messing up something even though I’m not trying to.

    Sayonara guys,


  25. FitzCracken4Life –

    I’m not telling you that you can’t post. But the comments section here is primarily for people to ask me questions and get responses. When people post long stories or start getting in conversations with other people on the site, it interferes with the ability of people who want to ask questions to find their answers.

  26. Probably should have thought of a name before writing my comment. But then again, I am known for my lack of foresight. says:

    Hi Mr. Gibbs!

    I noticed that several of your books have been based on your travels. Such as SSGS which is based on your trip to Mexico, MBA which is based on your trip to the moon or TLM which is based on your time traveling adventures.

    I was wondering if since Whale Done is primarily based in the state you live in, did you find it easier to write than other settings?

  27. I know it just seems easier so I don’t screw things up like I normally do.

  28. Probably…

    It wasn’t necessarily easier to write Whale Done because it takes place where I live, but it was less time consuming to do the research.

  29. I’m just going to say something in all honesty about the “incident” that happened here. This is the last post I will make and delete it, see if I care, just read it first. I would just like to say, thinking back on it, I understand and admit to dousing the flames with kerosene, but Henry and a guy whose name starts with an O, completely insulted me, O-man was cussing, and both were calling me a deranged seven-year-old with a mental illness. Yet I never recall their names getting mentioned in the finishing post!!! I am a middle child with a younger and older brother that fight with me. A LOT. So I’ve learned to defend myself so I would like to say one last apology, but would also advise you to think about it in a situation similar to the “Incident”

    Goodbye to all


  30. Mr. Gibbs,
    I just wanted to say I’m a big fan of your books, and I had a question I wanted to ask. Before they started dating, Erica didn’t like relationships and she even omitted the fact that she had a sister, so it didn’t make sense that she would be okay with everyone else knowing about her relationship with Ben. I understand the adults, but I would’ve assumed she would want to keep it private at least for a little bit. I know it really doesn’t matter, but I just wanted to point out that it seemed a little contradicting, at least to me.

  31. Ye –

    Oh, Erica certainly would have tried to keep things a secret. But all her friends are training to be spies. It’s their job to know things.

  32. mr. Gibbs-
    On your upcoming releases it looks like you have 2 books coming out on the same day. Is that a first? It surprised me at least.

  33. Marcus Rashford’s #1 Fan –

    Actually, it’s extremely common to have a paperback come out the same day as a hardcover. It has happened many times with my books.

  34. Did somebody really name themselves Berica4life. Fitzcracken4life is the original and I admire that name and have felt jealous of it.
    I am well aware that it is neither of their actual names, and also aware that Fitzcracken is the relationship of Summer. McCracken, and Theodore. Fitzroy, and that Berica is the relationship of Ben and Erica.

  35. A Person-

    I’ve been here for a while, and I think FitzCracken4Life left

  36. One more day until Spy Camp: The Graphic Novel! I’m so excited. When I read SS Graphic Novel it was like I was watching an animated film play out right in front of me. I really wanna se Cyrus and Woodchuck (hopefully that’s the right name, but even if it isn’t you know who I mean hopefully).

    Mr. Stuart – what TV shows are you currently watching or have watched recently? (Just wondering).

    Do you like vegetables? If so what’s your favorite and favorite fruit?

    A couple of months ago I watched the Mickey Three Musketeers movie and watched the entire credits but I didn’t see your name in the credits. I know you’ve previously said that you worked on it so my question is what did you do for the film? (I assume you must have done script revisions but maybe not I could be wrong).

    God Bless Mr. Gibbs. And have a completely wonderful rest of your day!

    -Zaphod Westing, the Champion of the World. (Zah-Fod is how I say it. How do you?)

  37. A person,

    I’m not sure what you mean by “the original”. I’ve had this username for years.

  38. Zaphod –

    I am currently watching Ted Lasso with my kids.

    Yes, I like vegetables. I like carrots a lot. And there is a farmer’s market near me that has the most amazing pluots every fall.

    The thing about writing for film and TV is that you can write on something and still not get credit for it. I wrote the first draft of that movie, but so litle of what I wrote got used that I did not get a credit on it.


  40. Zaphod Westing-

    I just realized that I have always thought it to be Zaphoid

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