Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets

Starting a new story can be exciting and daunting. Lots of ideas swirling around, but capturing them and molding them into a finished story is tough. As both a writer and a homeschool mom with a student who cringes at the thought of writing—any writing—breaking the process up into smaller, guided chunks took us fromContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Story Spine Worksheets”

Patterns and Prose

The other day, I stumbled upon a thought-provoking article by Alexander Nazaryan titled Why Writers Should Learn Math.  It was a persuasive article discussing the abstract and imaginative thinking needed for higher level mathematics and how that style of thinking benefits an author’s writing.  Before you throw the book at me, let me start byContinue reading “Patterns and Prose”

Making Improvements

There is no mythical point at which it isn’t necessary to invest in learning.  There is always room for improvement and something new to learn or understand at each stage.  Embrace it and love it. The Beginning When I began to write my first story, I imagined the result and how it would all come together.Continue reading “Making Improvements”