Teaching Resource: Character Development

This is the third set in a series of worksheets for beginning fiction writers. The series was inspired by the free Pixar storytelling course on Khan Academy. It’s suitable for students in middle grade and high school, and even beginning adult writers. If you’d like to know more about this teaching resource series, check outContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Character Development”

Routines and Reaching Out

It feels strange to carry on, holding on to ‘normal’ as best we can. Keeping up with the news. Working. Homeschooling. Checking on family and friends. All the while, the world is changing in ways that are hard to comprehend. It seems strange. All of it. Silence isn’t always empty. Sometimes it’s filled and there’sContinue reading “Routines and Reaching Out”

“Curse of the Blacknoc Witch” Cover Reveal

Samuel dreamed of being a lot of things, but a monster trapped in a forest realm never entered his mind. The Blacknoc Curse wasn’t supposed to be true, only a children’s story meant to persuade them away from evil. Yet, here he was tasked with hunting cursed kids. There’s nothing left for Samuel except theContinue reading ““Curse of the Blacknoc Witch” Cover Reveal”

Fun, Free Resources for Kids

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases continues to rise all over the world. Friday, the US declared a state of emergency. Following President Trumps announcement, the public officials in our home state of Alabama issued a local state of emergency and announced schools would be shutting down for a two and a half week periodContinue reading “Fun, Free Resources for Kids”

Today’s Special: Pi

Do you know what day Saturday is? It’s Pi Day! Pi Day is a special holiday (at least for math lovers) that occurs on March 14th to celebrate the never ending fun and mystery of the notorious, irrational constant known as Pi. A constant calculated by dividing the circumference of a circle by its diameter.Continue reading “Today’s Special: Pi”