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25 Creative Writing Prompts

Here are 25 writing prompts to jumpstart your writing muscles.

Writing a novel? Get organized with these tips on how to write a Scene list.

How a Scene List Can Change Your Novel-Writing Life

Creating a scene list changed my novel-writing life, and doing the same will change yours too. Includes examples of the scene lists from famous authors.

Writing Prompt: One day you find this tiny door at a corner of your bedroom. What do you do? Who uses that door? Where does the door lead?

22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar’s Rules Of Storytelling…

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Ways a Parent Can Help a Child Learn to Read
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Ideas to share with parents to help them encourage their kids’ early reading

How to Write a Scene in 11 Steps (Or 311 steps if you're counting the various edits)

How to write a scene

The steps I take and questions I ask myself in order to write a scene.

Story Starter: Jenny bent down to look through the tiny door at the back of the room. She couldn't believe what she saw! What happens next?
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Get Your Kids Excited About School After Spring Break - Mamiverse

Story Starter: Jenny bent down to look through the tiny door at the back of the room. She couldn't believe what she saw! What happens next?

Picture Prompts for writing

Preparing for PATs

One of these pictures should sure spark your imagination!

Get students speaking respectfully with these accountable talk stems!
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Writing Reviews, Accountable Talk, Subtraction and More! - Susan Jones

Writing reviews, subtraction strategies, & more! Well, this momma is full swing back into teaching mode! My first graders and I are getting used to one another again and trying to continue our learning without skipping a beat. It is an interesting transition to come back after maternity leave. My classroom was in someone else’s […]

5 tips on how to write dialogue
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5 tips on how to write dialogue

Learning how to write dialogue? These five tips will help take your dialogue from boring to spectacular.

Is My Child ready to read?
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Ready to Read - Reading Readiness Signs and Checklist

How do you know if your child is ready to read? Here are five reading readiness signs plus a FREE printable list!

Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey
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Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey | English 10: Literary Journeys

Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey

photo coming to life

photo coming to life

150 journalism cliches — and counting
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200 journalism cliches — and counting

Tracking the cliches journalists love to use

Law School Students in the Classroom 2011
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15 words to eliminate from your vocabulary to sound smarter

Trim the fat from your prose.

Tips for writers

Ten rules for writing fiction

Tips for writers