Book Review: Spilling Ink

Hey everyone; I just wanted to recommend a great book by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter called Spilling Ink. 

Spilling ink is a handbook for young writers. With awesome tips, tricks and activities it covers every subject from ‘Convincing Your Characters That They Are Alive’ (I don’t think many of us knew we needed to do that!) to choosing a title to handling writer’s block. Continue reading “Book Review: Spilling Ink”

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Writing From Songs; Another Type Of Writing Warm-Up

Ideas can strike at the strangest places… at the grocery store, park, or even page 167 of your math textbook.  That’s what happened to me the other day.  (I have to admit, I can sometimes be rather absentminded when I should be doing my schoolwork!) I was sitting there at the kitchen counter, math book and pencil in hand, when the idea struck of writing stories based off of songs.  Continue reading “Writing From Songs; Another Type Of Writing Warm-Up”

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4 Tips For Taking Input On Your Writing

Adeline finally set down the paper after reading it to her friend.

“How did you like my story?”  She asked.

“Well,” said her friend, “It was okay, but it could have had some more, you know, conflict?”

Adeline’s mood drooped like chewy bacon.

Taking input on your writing can sometimes be hard, or even discouraging, but it’s important to take it well.  But what can you do to help accept the criticism?  Well, here are a few tips you can use to when taking input!

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Project Charlotte: Helping the Helpless

Project Charlotte: Helping the Helpless

Named for my sponsored child, Charlotte, I am wanting to get as many children sponsored as I can!

All over the world are children that are sick, sad, abused and starving. For only $39 a month, you can help a child receive and education, medical care, and, most importantly, the love of Christ. We can be the change for good in a child’s future.

James 1:27-Pure and undefiled religion… is this: to visit the orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. Let us use our gifts, whether of money or prayer or other service, for the good of HIS KINGDOM.

Please listen to this song by Steven Curtis Chapman… Because it could totally change your outlook on life.

What Now- by Steven Curtis Chapman

Learn More:

https://youtu.be/KTOGKANhidk

https://cause.worldvision.org/ProjectCharlotte

Be sure to come to the 2017 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference in Portland!

Hey everyone!  This year I have the awesome opportunity of joining Beth Mora, teacher and developer of the Here To Help Learning writing program, for her workshop ‘Dream Bigger’ at the 23rd annual Oregon Christian Home Education Conference.  My mom and I will be interviewed by Beth Mora during the workshop, and we’ll have my Here To Help Learning  winging ceremony after that!  I hope to see you there!

(The text below is taken from: http://heretohelplearning.com/christian-speakers/) Continue reading “Be sure to come to the 2017 Oregon Christian Home Education Conference in Portland!”

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New Story!

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you all know that we have a new kid’s story on our Kid’s Stories page!  Read the great story below, or read it and find more information on entering our contest HERE!

 

by Mia, Age 11

HORSEY HEADS SOUTH

Blue bonnets!  Beautiful, sweet-smelling bonnets spread amidst the broad plains of Texas.  Horsey is my name.  I am a stuffed horse.  My homeland is The Longhorn State.  I live in Oregon and I visit Texas occasionally.  My owner, an 11-year old girl named Mia, and her family are going to Texas and they are bringing my friend Ginger the German Shepherd and me along.

As Mia and her family pack, I see the family dog, Chiona, getting nervous.  She is not going with us, but she does not like when we leave to Texas or California.  Mia and her brother are extremely excited.  Everyone is packing and taking it to the car.  I know I will not be going in the suitcase because I always stay close beside Mia. Continue reading “New Story!”

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A Guide Through the Most Important Book In the WORLD

Maybe you are a strong Christian.  Maybe you have never heard of the Good News before.  Maybe you are trying to follow Christ, but you feel as if you are choked out by the mere size of his Holy Book.  This series has a video for every New Testament book of the Bible that outlines its literary design, and what it is about.  They are EXTREMELY helpful for understanding those really difficult books!

New Testament

Check out their Old Testament videos too!

Old Testament