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Sharon WatsonWant homeschool writing tips? Encouragement? Help grading those essays? Practical advice for your homeschool writing class? Insights into literature? Free writing prompts and tutorials?

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Photo-Inspired Prompts

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Photo-Inspired Prompts

Photo-Inspired Prompts

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“A writer is simply a photographer of thoughts.” -Brandon A. Trean

Oftentimes our writing spills forth from an experience we’ve had or memory we’ve made. We keep a picture or image in our mind’s eye about that event, and it becomes the inspiration that prompts our writing. Have you experienced that?

Using someone else’s image or photo as a writing prompt can develop empathy and enable you to imagine the world from their perspective. That’s a valuable skill for a writer.

Grab these five fun photos here!

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Go to the Ant—A Picnic Prompt

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Go to the Ant—A Picnic Prompt

Go to the Ant—A Picnic Prompt

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Summer is almost here, and that means picnics! When you think of picnics, what comes to mind? It might be fried chicken, sweet tea, or potato salad. You might think of your mom, siblings, or other family members at a park. Maybe you think of Frisbees, Nerf balls, or a blanket to sit on.

But you and your family aren’t the only ones at the picnic! You might see (more…)

16 Travel-Writing Prompts

Posted by on May 14, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on 16 Travel-Writing Prompts

16 Travel-Writing Prompts

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Are you a homebody or do you love to gallivant? To gallivant is to travel, wander, or globetrot. Does that sound like you?

Whatever you happen to be, you can use these 16 writing prompts to become an armchair traveler and see the world right from where you are. You might even be inspired to plan a real-life trip!

Suitable for 5th – 12th graders.

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Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Sharon's Blog, Writing Prompts | Comments Off on Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

Writing Prompt: A Mother’s Heart

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What does your mother mean to you?

It might be difficult to put that into words, but this writing prompt will help you with that.

No sentences necessary and you even get to be creative with color!

You can write about another significant woman in your life as well.

Ready to bless your mom?
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