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”

Guest Post: Writing a Series by J.M. Hackman

J.M. Hackman is on the blog today! She’s the author of the Firebrand Chronicles, a portal fantasy series for teens. The final book in the series, Burn, releases on May 26th. J.M.’s graciously offered to share her experience writing a series from start to finish. Please welcome J.M. Hackman! When I first started writing Spark,Continue reading “Guest Post: Writing a Series by J.M. Hackman”

A Review of “Lost on the Titanic (Out of Time Book 1)”

What would you do if you found yourself aboard the Titanic—hours before it sank? Allie and Vic Taylor and their friend Max land aboard the Titanic after the Taylor’s precocious puppy, Luna, swallows a mysterious object from an equally mysterious woman. The three kids are sure their venture through time has something to do withContinue reading “A Review of “Lost on the Titanic (Out of Time Book 1)””