seen vs. saw

Just say "no" to bad grammar. One of my biggest pet peeves!

Ten Tips for Young Authors from Jump Into a Book. Tons of great resource and links on her post too!

Ten Tips for Young Authors from Jump Into a Book. Tons of great resource and links on her post too! These are good tips for ANY writer.

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A writer--Susan Sontag.

classroom collective

What can you create with your weapons? "Weapons of mass creation" Art Print by Bianca Green

Make your characters want something right away.

Dragon Writing Prompts: "Make your character want something right away.

Great Idea---bound postcards...on your travels, send yourself a postcard every day from where ever you are...then bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip complete with photos, stamps, and a run down of each day's events.

Honeymoon idea: Make a postcard memory book. While on your trip, send yourself a postcard every day from wherever you are, then bind them when you return to have a journal of your trip. Then you'll have photos, stamps, and a rundown of each days events.

10 Storytelling Elements That Work

Anyone for fictional storytelling?

Creativity

Social Culture - Creativity is contagious, pass it on - Einstein via SoulPancake

Stanley Kunitz on writing.

Stanley Kunitz on writing. Rosemary Sutcliff did this in the end of "Outcast"; she created an image that harkened back to an image from earlier in the book, and I've never forgotten it. It made me cry. It was such a perfect ending to the book.

“Trust your heart.” Neil Gaiman – Explore quotes to inspire lifelong adventuring at http://www.examiner.com/article/free-guide-to-active-aging-travel-options-and-trends

Cher is back on the charts with ‘Woman’s World’

Trust your story - Neil Gaiman - genius man.

A comma could save an entire family. And a dog.

The Perky Cannibal. Read this carefully and notice the importance of a comma! "Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog." I'm surprised that Rachel Ray would admit to cannibalism and in cooking her dog.

Practice Makes Awesome

Practice Makes Awesome Pencil 6 Pack Yellow from etsy.

Because it's time to get started.

Made To Order Bucket List- Pocket Journal

Made To Order Bucket List Pocket Journal by twinebindery on Etsy

The urge to write...

32 Legit Roses Are Red Poems You’d Actually Use

Before you publish anything, run  rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels. Best of all - it's free. Get monthly tips like this one at http://elaseminars.com/opt-in-1.htm

Before you (or your students) publish anything, run rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels.

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amandaonwriting: “ The 7 habits of highly effective writers Have you ever wondered why some people write easily and fluently, while others struggle and strain as if trying to squeeze a body.

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