Top posts to pin from 2013

These 2013 Top Posts include writing tips, journal prompts, essay topics, & help for reluctant writers

LOOKING back on 2013, we were hard pressed to pick only twelve favorite blog posts. Our final list of most shared and most memorable articles includes teaching ideas and writing tips, journal prompts and essay topics, and timeless encouragement that never goes out of season.

Which one is calling your Pinterest board’s name?


It used to be acceptable to type a double space after periods. Why did the rules change?

Double Space after Periods? Just Say No!


Encouraging your reluctant child to brainstorm with graphic organizers, lists, and mindmaps

How to Brainstorm with Reluctant Children


 high school essay writing, college prep essays, direct quotes, quotations

Essay Writing: Using Direct Quotes


Creative journal prompts help you write about childhood memories and childhood secrets!

22 Writing Prompts that Jog Childhood Memories


compare and contrast essay, high school writing prompts

6 Compare and Contrast Essay Topics


writing family stories, writing your family history

Let’s Write Family Stories!


travel journal ideas, travel journals, travel writing ideas

Travel Journal Ideas


How to Write a Standout College Application Essay @writeshop

How to Write a Standout College Application Essay


Screwtape Letter for the Homeschool Mom @writeshop

Screwtape Letter for the Homeschool Mom


Are you using gracious writing in emails, blogs, & social media? Learn simple ways to bless your online community with kind, caring words.

Writing with Grace


Play this fun game to introduce children to writing a descriptive narrative using 5 paragraphs.

¬†What’s in my Bag? Intro to Writing a Descriptive Narrative


Gifts for grammar geeks, writers, and literary buffs! From dining room to game room, there's something clever for everyone on your list.

10 Gifts for Grammar Geeks and Writers

We hope you enjoyed our top blog posts of 2013! (Which was your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!)

And, of course… Happy New Year!

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