Writing Resources

In each of my books, I include a section at the back that has Words to Know and Create Your Own Stories. I encourage kids to read books and then write stories in that world with those characters. There’s no better way to take a trip than to create that trip yourself.

Posts: Imagination Inspiration – I feature collections of pictures to help inspire stories in kids

Paper: Writing during the shutdown – a list of writing activities for kids

Paper: Write a book – guidance and step by step plan to help kids write a full book

Post: Writing Prompts – Each week, Reedsy posts writing prompts for a weekly writing contest. Even if you don’t enter the contest, it’s a good place for writing prompts.

Post: Writing with balance – An activity to take a paragraph and practice rewriting it.

Paper: Writing short stories – Steps for kids to take to write a complete short story. This can be fan fiction or their own characters. Also found in the Wee Collection of Yarns book.

Podcast: Merriam Webster Word Matters – learn about words and language – their surprising history and mis-conceptions.

Podcast: Grammar Girl – short episodes that discuss, in detail, different word topics

Email list: Merriam Webster word a day

Email List: Dictionary.com word a day