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Grim Nursery Rhymes

Some of you have probably heard the theory that the nursery rhyme “Ring Around the Rosie” is actually rooted in the plague. (Scholars say the rhyme actually predates the plague, but I grew up hearing that the “rosie” was a … Continue reading

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Writing prompt: Spring

It’s spring. And, okay, maybe that’s not the first thing on everybody’s mind these days, but it’s here. It’s happening. I’ve loved seeing photos of flowers blooming and of that fresh, yellow-green color of new growth. Today’s writing prompt is … Continue reading

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Writing prompt: Writing out your fears

Had some fears over the past few days (or weeks)? Let’s write about them. If you’ve had something cancelled that is making you hugely disappointed? Let’s write about that, too. Let’s start with a phrase you’ve heard recently, and that … Continue reading

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Writing and drawing prompt — meeting your character

Hi, all. Thanks to the Nerdy Book Club for running this essay on meeting a character for the first time. You can probably guess what my writing prompt for today is going to be, but I’ll go ahead and explain … Continue reading

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Writing Prompts: A quick collection

For parents who are out there looking for things for their kiddos to do while they’re out of school:┬áHere’s a link to 11 of my summer writing prompts. You may have to switch the season and the circumstances, but you … Continue reading

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