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There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. ― Ernest Hemingway “Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.” ― Stephen King, On Writing

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Blogging

Blog to Book to Business, How to Live Your Dream

Blog to Book to Business: How to Live Your Dream

Do you dream of writing a book? Are you wondering how publishing a book can help you grow your business? To learn how you can combine your passion with your business, I interview Jeff Goins for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. The show format is on-demand talk radio (also…

Do You Bleed All Over Your Blog?

kids blogging can encourage and empower expression, writing, designing, art

A New Kid Blogger in Town! 11 Reasons Why Blogging Can Empower a Child

My little writer - Pari - is giving wings to her thoughts and ideas. She's wanting to reach out to the world - through her beginning efforts at writing

Build Your Brand to Get a Book Deal

Build Your Brand to Get a Book Deal

This guest post is by Valerie Khoo from www.ValerieKhoo.com. This article is the second of a three-part series on how to build your brand through your blog and get paid for your creative output and expertise. The first part was about How to build your brand to write for magazines. Now ...more

UpsideDown

Why Blog? : Being an Upside Down Blogger (Part 1)

Many of you asked if you could listen to an actual audio recording of the Closing Keynote of Relevant'10, 'Blogging in the Upside Down Kingdom'? Ah, but I'm a blogger,

5 blogs all writers should subscribe to

5 blogs all writers should subscribe to - Design by Insight

Ever wondered what you should be reading to improve your blogging? Here are 5 blogs writers should subscribe to.

Blogging, From a Non-Blogger’s Perspective // a MUST read

Blogging, From a Non-Blogger's Perspective

My friend Kelly is one of the funniest people I've had the pleasure of knowing, and her perspective on blogging as a non-blogger is always eye-opening and enlightening for me.

Free Blog Planners

Free Blog Planners

I help my kids learn to manage their time with planners and checklists. I love checklists and calendars. What do you need in a blog planner? Year-at-a-glance. 1-page monthly calendar. 2-page monthly calendar. Monthly...

Journaling

Notebooking and Journaling

Notebooking and Journaling

The girls begged for cursive work and I found these fun cursive workbooks that have animals for each letter. It’s like cross-curricular with science! super! Tori taught herself how to write her name in cursive from our wall border! Tori practices her cursive on the Aquadoodle. Tori loves Draw...

Peace Day is a unique idea that encourages understanding, compassion, and tolerance. In this set of writing ideas and journal prompts, students are asked to think about the importance of peace and the potential for it in the world. Isn't it exciting to think that all it takes is one great writing prompt to spark a child's imagination about the possibilities of peace in our world!

53 Writing Prompt Ideas about Peace Day for Kids

Peace Day Writing Ideas & Prompts: All it takes is one great writing prompt to spark a child's imagination about the possibilities of peace in our world!

A fun page for journaling.

Art Journal Template

A fun page for journaling.

Creating Writing Journals for Kids

How to Decorate a Writer's Notebook or Journal: Craft for Kids

If you are looking to help inspire your young writer, how about having them create a writer's notebook? By decorating their own notebook or journal, children will have a personalized notebook that is sure to inspire great stories.

writing notebook

A Literate Life - Writer's Notebook

writer's notebook

Tips for Young Writers

Organize Writing with a Writer's Notebook | This Reading Mama on The Notebooking Fairy

Organize Writing with a Writer’s Notebook

This post is by my blogging buddy Becky Spence. See her bio below and be sure to subscribe to her blog, This Reading Mama. She has fantastic teaching ideas! Writing is one of my favorite subjects to teach. While I

Great tips on starting a writer's notebook with the budding young authors in our lives...

Great tips on starting a writer's notebook with the budding young authors in our lives...

I have kept a journal ever since I was a child, I love them. As I have grown I have found many benefits to journal writing. It is so much more than just keeping a record of day to day events. Come check out some other journaling ideas plus a list of my favorite journals to get you started. Perfect for busy moms!

Journaling Gift Guide: 10 Must Have Tools for Newbies

I have kept a journal ever since I was a child, I love them. As I have grown I have found many benefits to journal writing. It is so much more than just keeping a record of day to day events. Come check out some other journaling ideas plus a list of my favorite journals to get you started. Perfect for busy moms!

Publishing

From Idea to eBook Online Course (and coupon code!)

How to get to "yes" - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management

How to get to "yes"

Blogger: Janet Kobobel Grant I recently discovered the #1 hardback New York Times best-seller, Humans

Smashwords: New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks

New Smashwords Survey Helps Authors Sell More eBooks

Last year at the 2012 RT Booklovers in Chicago, I released a first-of-its-kind study that analyzed indie ebook sales data. Our goal was to identify potential factors that could help authors sell more ebooks. Last week at the 2013 RT Booklovers convention in Kansas City, I shared new, updated data in a session titled, Money, Money, Money — Facts & Figures for Financial Payoff. Now I'm sharing this data and my findings with you. Some of the results were surprising, some were silly, and some I…

25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition (Guest Post By Delilah S. Dawson)

25 Steps to Being a Traditionally Published Author: Lazy Bastard Edition (Guest Post By Delilah S. Dawson)

So, here’s the deal — August for me is, as the kids say, “supa-cray-cray.” I’m working on like, 17 novels and two scripts or something like that. As such, I have put out various tendrils and pea shoots and solicited the aid of various Friends of Terribleminds (TM) to drop in throughout the month and […]

Literary Agents Who Represent Christian Authors

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Aspiring authors routinely ask me to recommend a literary agent. This is the only list I know of that includes agents who represent Christian authors.

eBook text converter

How to Convert PDF Files for Easy Ebook Reading

Many ebook readers natively support PDF documents but, unfortunately, not all PDF documents are easy to read on a small ebook reader screen. Let’s take a look at two simple and free ways to convert PDF files for enjoyable reading.

30 days to make and sell ebook cover

Write an Ebook in 30 Days #NaNoWriMo Alternative

What do you need to know to write an eBook?  Visit me for my series and find out!

eBooks trends

eBooks trends

14 Ebook Authors Reveal How To Write Ebooks That Sell - Infographic

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Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons

Amazon KDP Select: Is It Worthwhile for Authors? by CJ Lyons

Should authors take advantage of the Amazon KDP Select program? A comprehensive discussion of who the program is well-suited for, plus best strategies.

A {smaller} Blogger's Step-by-Step Path to Successful eBook Publishing

Path to Publishing Archives - TRINA HOLDEN

What’s going on with Family Christian Stores?

Publishing insights and resources from an industry pro

I’ve had a number of people write to ask about the bankruptcy of Family Christian Stores, and specifically if it will affect writers who publish in CBA. A bit of background: FCS has 266 stores, did $230M in business last year, and were the largest purveyor of religious books, bibles, t-shirts, and inspirational ephemera in the...

There's something about having our work seen by strangers that makes us take it up a notch. These gorgeous online and print periodicals showcase work by student artists and writers, some as young as age five.

13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing | Cult of Pedagogy

These 13 publications accept writing or artwork from students in grades K-12. If you have a student who's ready to publish their work, check these out.

Love to write about faith and spirituality? These 43 websites and magazines pay freelance writers.

26 Faith-Based Publications, Including Christian Magazines, That Pay Freelance Writers

Love to write about faith and spirituality? These 26 websites and magazines, including Christian magazines, pay freelance writers.

Grammar

Classical English/Language Arts

Grammar Foundations

I’m rereading The Well-Trained Mind. I am getting back on track and realizing the importance of a classical education. I still love some aspects of other methods and we occasionally incorporate those into our lessons, but I am a classical mama at heart. Making improvements to our schedule and...

Teaching from a Tackle Box: Diagramming? Sentence Analysis? What's That?

Diagramming? Sentence Analysis? What's That??

One of my favorite Facebook groups is Home Educators United . Last week the following request was posted: "Talk to me about diagramming se...

Use good literature and the dictation method to teach grammar and writing skills in a relaxed way. Read about the method and the resources!

Teaching Grammar Using Dictation

Use good literature and the dictation method to teach grammar and writing skills in a relaxed way. Read about the method and the resources!

FREE Grammar Printable - The Home School Scientist

FREE Grammar Printable (The Home School Scientist)

Believe it or not, science isn’t all we do in our home education. We are in the midst of driving home grammar basics with our son. So, I created this grammar printable pack for him to keep in his bind

8 Must Have Grammar Books for Girls

8 Must-Have Grammar Books - Live and Learn Farm

8 Must Have Grammar Books for Girls. It is fantastic grammar series for girls (and boys) and was recommended by our former Montessori Consultant.

Grammar flip chart

Check out this site for funny ways to teach grammar and punctuation.

How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal

The most feared punctuation on earth.

Grammar Flip book

Grammar Flip book

the basics of punctutation

the basics of punctutation

The Grammar Gorillas

Grammar Gorillas

Suitable for grades 2 - 6, Grammar Gorillas lets you select the correct part of speech to feed the gorillas & to win. Play Grammar Gorillas online, here.

The correct usage of ‘thy’ and ‘thou’…

The correct usage of ‘thy’ and ‘thou’…

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Grammar Girl : Lay Versus Lie :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

'Lay' Versus 'Lie'

Get Grammar Girl's take on lay versus lie. Learn when to use lay, when to use lie, and how to remember what to do with this troublesome verb!

How To Teach Commas in a Series

Why You Should Use the Oxford Comma - Five J's Homeschool

Here's a fabulous infographic that explains the use of the Oxford comma.

Storytelling

Andrew Stanton - How to Tell a Great Story, Visualized

How to tell a great story, visualized

Pixar mastermind Andrew Stanton gave a TED Talk called "The clues to a great story." Below, see his golden rules of storytelling, visualized.

You Might Be a Storyteller | Shawn Small Six signs of a true storyteller.

Write YOUR Story For Your Children - The Better Mom

We Write Our Stories Because Mercy Is the Heartbeat of Our Maker

We Write Our Stories Because Mercy Is the Heartbeat of Our Maker

Perhaps you feel called to write. If so, I want to whisper hope to your wordless wondering We Write Our Stories Because Mercy Is the Heartbeat of Our Maker

The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories - WSJ

The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories

Children learn about family history and identity through stories told by older generations

Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Waffle House Vistas — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

On Celtic Storytelling, From the Bardic to the Mythic | Literary Hub

On Celtic Storytelling, From the Bardic to the Mythic

I grew up in a Christian house with a pagan underbelly, and found the two were not quite as oppositional as some may expect. My father is a preacher but with a great love of the wily, strange and m…

Other Pins

Classical English/Language Arts

Grammar Foundations

I’m rereading The Well-Trained Mind. I am getting back on track and realizing the importance of a classical education. I still love some aspects of other methods and we occasionally incorporate those into our lessons, but I am a classical mama at heart. Making improvements to our schedule and...

Teaching from a Tackle Box: Diagramming? Sentence Analysis? What's That?

Diagramming? Sentence Analysis? What's That??

One of my favorite Facebook groups is Home Educators United . Last week the following request was posted: "Talk to me about diagramming se...

Use good literature and the dictation method to teach grammar and writing skills in a relaxed way. Read about the method and the resources!

Teaching Grammar Using Dictation

Use good literature and the dictation method to teach grammar and writing skills in a relaxed way. Read about the method and the resources!

FREE Grammar Printable - The Home School Scientist

FREE Grammar Printable (The Home School Scientist)

Believe it or not, science isn’t all we do in our home education. We are in the midst of driving home grammar basics with our son. So, I created this grammar printable pack for him to keep in his bind

8 Must Have Grammar Books for Girls

8 Must-Have Grammar Books - Live and Learn Farm

8 Must Have Grammar Books for Girls. It is fantastic grammar series for girls (and boys) and was recommended by our former Montessori Consultant.

Grammar flip chart

Check out this site for funny ways to teach grammar and punctuation.

How to use a semicolon - The Oatmeal

The most feared punctuation on earth.

Grammar Flip book

Grammar Flip book

Notebooking and Journaling

Notebooking and Journaling

The girls begged for cursive work and I found these fun cursive workbooks that have animals for each letter. It’s like cross-curricular with science! super! Tori taught herself how to write her name in cursive from our wall border! Tori practices her cursive on the Aquadoodle. Tori loves Draw...

Do I Really Need a Writing Curriculum? | Helpful Homeschool Checklist

Do I really need a writing curriculum? | Homeschool checklist - WriteShop

Use this helpful homeschool checklist to determine if you need a formal writing program.

Adjective Flower

Adjective Flower

synonyms...i LOVE this because the colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same...just like the words

A Packed Week of Learning

The Lake Myra Benchmarking Team checking out Pinterest! As I struggled with 'blogger's block' this week, I decided to just create a post that included highlights of everything I taught and saw in action at Lake Myra. First of all, I must say this week came fast after coming of off benchmarking the entire school last week in two days. It's a move we made last year in an effort to take *something* off the plate of teachers since we do ask teachers to maintain quarterly running record growth…

When Vladimir Nabokov Taught Ruth Bader Ginsburg, His Most Famous Student, To Care Deeply About Writing | Open Culture

The Metamorphosis - A Study: Nabokov on Kafka (1989) Christopher Plummer

When Vladimir Nabokov Taught Ruth Bader Ginsburg, His Most Famous Student, To Care Deeply About Writing | Open Culture

Peace Day is a unique idea that encourages understanding, compassion, and tolerance. In this set of writing ideas and journal prompts, students are asked to think about the importance of peace and the potential for it in the world. Isn't it exciting to think that all it takes is one great writing prompt to spark a child's imagination about the possibilities of peace in our world!

53 Writing Prompt Ideas about Peace Day for Kids

Peace Day Writing Ideas & Prompts: All it takes is one great writing prompt to spark a child's imagination about the possibilities of peace in our world!

A fun page for journaling.

Art Journal Template

A fun page for journaling.

From Idea to eBook Online Course (and coupon code!)