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”

A Video Review of “The Prince Warriors”

The Prince Warriors is available from Amazon and other book retailers. Content Guide Romance (low)None. Violence (low)Mostly intense moments of danger where characters are injured. Language (low)A few usages of the word stupid. Sensitive Topics (low)Some bullying between characters. About The Prince Warriors The battle is real. As brothers, Xavier and Evan are used toContinue reading “A Video Review of “The Prince Warriors””

Journey to Allen Brokken’s Towers of Light Series

K.A.:Allen Brokken is on the blog today, talking about his upcoming release, Light of Mine! It’s the first book in his Towers of Light Series, a Christian fantasy series aimed at middle-grade readers. It’s good to have you here, Allen! Before we launch into all the behind-the-scene fun, tell us about your series. Allen:The TowersContinue reading “Journey to Allen Brokken’s Towers of Light Series”

A Unit Study Inspired by “Vincent in Wonderland”

A unit study inspired by C.E. White’s “Vincent in Wonderland.” For students in 4th through 7th grade. Topics include Vincent van Gogh, Post-Impressionism, and Alice in Wonderland. Vincent in Wonderland Unit Study (on TpT)Topics: Vincent van Gogh, Post-Impressionism, and Alice in Wonderland Supplement the unit study with a list of discussion question from BookRiot.com. IfContinue reading “A Unit Study Inspired by “Vincent in Wonderland””

Discovering the Wonder in S.E.M. Ishida’s Nick Newton

K.A.:Excited to have S.E.M. Ishida on the blog today talking about her wonderfully inventive, middle-grade steampunk series about a boy named Nick Newton. Welcome, S.E.M.! For those unfamiliar, please tell us about Nick and his story. S.E.M.:Nick Newton Is Not a Genius and its sequel, Nick Newton: The Highest Bidder, are both speculative fiction middleContinue reading “Discovering the Wonder in S.E.M. Ishida’s Nick Newton”