Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken

Allen Brokken is on the blog today. He’s the author of the Towers of Light Series, a middle-grade christian fantasy series. The second book in the series, Still Small Voice, released on July 24th. Allen’s kindly offered to share his thoughts and experiences on drawing stories from real life. Please welcome Allen Brokken! One ofContinue reading “Guest Post: Writing What You Know by Allen Brokken”

A Review of J.M. Hackman’s “Burn”

*Note: While this review does not reveal the ending, it does contain spoilers.* The final book in The Firebrand Chronicles, Burn, reveals a darker side to our teenage hero, Brenna James, and delves deeper into the Jasper Territory’s history. Brenna’s people have been forced to seek refuge in another land as Rune’s control now encompassesContinue reading “A Review of J.M. Hackman’s “Burn””

3 Benefits of Writing Contests

Have you ever thought about entering a writing competition, but then wondered if it was worth the time and effort and, often, the cost? When I started writing fiction, I knew nothing about the publishing industry. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know. Books? Oh, yes. Love those. Words? Yep, slap a few togetherContinue reading “3 Benefits of Writing Contests”

Independent Activities for Summer Reading

At the beginning of June, we transitioned into our summer homeschool activities. While summer reading isn’t our only activity, it has always been an important part of what we do. My son will begin high school in the fall. And this summer, I wanted to be more intentional about the books he’s reading. I alsoContinue reading “Independent Activities for Summer Reading”

Teaching Resource: Lesson Plan Coming Soon

I began posting this teaching resource series in February. The worksheets, handouts, and lesson plan were things I had created as part of a creative writing course for our homeschool. We officially finished the course last week. It was then that I realized the last worksheet set wasn’t necessary. At least not as a separateContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Lesson Plan Coming Soon”