An Editing Tool Every Writer Needs

Writing, especially revision can be tricky. Maybe we’re pressed for time, or we’ve looked at a document so much our brain sees what we want to write instead of what we’ve written. Maybe we’re not sure where a comma or a semicolon should go, or we are learning how to write. Regardless, grammar and mechanics matter […]

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

Poetry Prompts for Mother’s Day

What mother doesn’t love a poem from their child or grandchild. I’d take one any day. Don’t get me wrong, pasta necklaces and playdough projects are sweet, but a poem is something to keep forever. There are many ways to create a Mother’s Day poem.  Below you’ll find free verse, acrostic, haiku, and simile poem projects, […]

How to Encourage Our Children to Write

How to Encourage Our Children to Write

We grab our journals. Clark’s, a classic black and white composition book, mine a recent gift of writing prompts. We sharpen pencils; I make sure Sophie has something to do, and together, for ten or fifteen minutes a couple of times a week, we write. For over a year now, once a month Clark and […]