writing

I am NOT a Reader

I am not a reader. I am not a writer, despite childhood ambition. I am not a knitter, though I used to claim that identity. ...
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Reading Robin McKinley

"I'm reading a book that's a little slow." I told a friend. "Why not stop reading it?" It was a fair question, but it hadn't ...
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The Author’s Mission: Gary Schmidt

One question every author gets, sometimes several times a day: Where do you get your ideas? I had the happy opportunity to sit in on ...
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Unburying the Dream

How do you practice creativity, having been made in the image of God? What talents do you have in your hand? I have aspired to ...
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Stuck in the Stone Age by Geoff Rodkey

Stuck in the Stone Age offers a short course in story writing as well as a wacky time-travel adventure.  Ages 8-12 Stuck in the Stone ...
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It’s National Poetry Month – Let’s Write a Poem! (Free Download)

In honor of National poetry month, here's a sample lesson from Wordsmith Apprentice to help reluctant writers produce original verse. "Poetry" is a scary word ...
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5 Questions on Writing with our very own J. B. Cheaney

Janie's sixth middle grades novel, I Don't Know How the Story Ends,  is due to hit store shelves this Wednesday (October 6th)! We will be featuring ...
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Ava and Pip by Carol Westin

Ava and Pip by Carol Weston. Sourcebooks, 2014, 211 pages. Reading Level: Middle Grade (11-12) Maturity Level: 4 (11-12) On the first day of fifth ...
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