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The ultimate children’s story prompt generator

Last night I passed the Wal-Mart clearance section on my way to the auto section. My goal was to enter the store, find fuel injector cleaner, and leave with spending less than $5. It was hard to pass up the … Continue reading

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A house fit for an author

For about five years, I’ve loved this house from afar. I first encountered it when I met my husband. During our early dates, we would take long walks around his hometown of Streator, and I developed the habit of pointing … Continue reading

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Behold the mighty Glomtom!

On Wednesday, I visited first- and third-graders at Dwight Grade School. During the visit, the students helped me on a special project for Book 2 in the Sarah & Katy adventures (coming in December 2015). The first part of our … Continue reading

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(Pt. 2) What I love about children’s books: Creativity

It’s Children’s Book Week! In honor of the annual national literacy initiative hosted by Every Child a Reader and sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, I will be sharing a series of the seven elements I love about children’s books. … Continue reading

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3 building blocks of writing for young beginners

On Sunday, I had the opportunity to speak about the writing process to local third- and fourth-grade girls during the Zonta Club of Ottawa’s good citizenship tea. When I received the offer to be the guest speaker, I was asked … Continue reading

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How imagination caught a thief and restored the crown jewel

This is a paperweight. Except yesterday, it wasn’t. Yesterday, this was a crown jewel in a highly secured wing of a museum. The internationally renowned and infamous thief Plum and her trusty dog, Apple, were intent on stealing the precious … Continue reading

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50 quotes for imaginative and creative people

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein There is creative reading as well as creative writing. … Continue reading

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