Is Your Personality Showing?

by Ava Pennington

It’s been said writers include a bit of themselves in everything they write. If that’s true, how much of your personality appears on the pages of what you write? Teaching on temperament or personality differences has been around for more than 2,000 years. Hippocrates categorized the 4 temperaments as choleric, melancholy, sanguine, and phlegmatic. In […]

Dual-Curriculum in Learning to Write for Children

by Darcy L. Hendrick

I am the mother of four grown sons. But they weren’t always grown. There were quite a few hectic years that could best be described as managed chaos. I would get a little one off my hip and onto his feet just in time to have another firmly attach himself. And honestly, who knew there were […]

What Spills Out of You?

by Ava Pennington

When you jostle a full glass of orange juice, what spills out? And what spills out of a full glass of milk? Silly questions? Maybe. Of course, orange juice will spill out of the first glass and milk will spill out of the second one. But perhaps not so silly when we apply this to […]

Dusty Old Writing

Fresh Ideas to Reach Children and Teens

I remember words of advice from seasoned professionals in the writing industry. Don’t be in a hurry to hit ‘send’ as soon as you finish your manuscript. Put it away for some time. Then, revisit it and send the revised, polished work on to your agent or publisher. I was like many authors I know. […]

Putting the Right Face on Facebook

by Ava Pennington

These days, Facebook is the social media platform everyone loves to hate. It seems as if this Internet giant changes their rules as often as we change our clothes. But Facebook is still a social media powerhouse for a reason: millions of people use it to establish community and connections. By following these six tips, […]