Dear Pre-Published Writer

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge As K.M Weiland recently expressed in a blog post, “If you write, you are a writer.” Publication does not make someone a writer. It’sContinue reading “Dear Pre-Published Writer”

Six Authors Who Left a Lasting Impression

From August 3rd to August 16th, I’ll be participating in Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge. (Use the link to visit their website to learn more and join in.) #SupportTheWritingCommunityChallenge Let’s give a shout-out to some of our favorite authors on social media today! Social media can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Goodreads, orContinue reading “Six Authors Who Left a Lasting Impression”

Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan

It’s finally ready! The Creative Writing Lesson Plan has been a labor of love since January. The decision to put it together grew from a desire to engage my son in a way that would foster a joy for storytelling. Many hours went into it’s creation. And if one other teacher or homeschool parent orContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan”

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””