Day 1: Fan Letter

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 Story Embers’ Support the Writing Community Challenge starts tomorrow! I don’t about you, but I’m excited to spread some light and encouragement. Which isContinue reading “Day 1: Fan Letter”

14 Day Community Challenge

Challenge accepted! For 14 days in August, I’ll be participating in Story Ember’s Support the Writing Community Challenge. And I’ll be posting about it daily, here on the blog. It won’t replace my regular posts (like the upcoming free four-week creative writing lesson plan on August 3rd). It’ll just be a little something extra toContinue reading “14 Day Community Challenge”

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””

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”