Historical Writing Prompts

Adobe Spark (9)It’s been a while since we’ve had a round of writing prompts on here.  I decided to branch out and do historical prompts.  This place was getting bogged down with all the fantasy prompts.  

Now, I don’t write historical.  I tried to write a short story set in the Great Depression, but it turned into a miserable failure.  (Actually, my seven year old brother read it over my shoulder while I typed it, and I asked him for help.  The plot didn’t improve, so I’ll blame that story’s failure on him. But he liked the story.)

These historical fiction prompts are going to be something unique because–guess what– they all happened in history!  (I know, historical fiction normally is set in history, but hear me out.)  

These prompts were all in the newspaper and they caught my eye.  These are real life prompts, taken from headlines and articles in newspapers a long time ago.  Some are quite humorous, and I daresay you’ll like them whether you write historical or not. Continue reading

Blue Sky Tag

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Hi all of you out there!  *waves*  It’s been a long while.  But I have returned! (From TeenPact, sickness, and school.)

I’ve been tagged with the Blue Sky Tag by Hailey of haileyhudson.wordpress.com.  Go check out her blog, it’s inspiring. 🙂

That means I’m answering a whole bunch of questions, then nominating some more people for my own questions.   Continue reading

Animal Farm-Book Review

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I have a penchant for reading banned books, apparently.  

Though this one isn’t as pleasant as To Kill A Mockingbird.  It’s actually really depressing, but a thought-provoking read.

Animal Farm is actually a fairy tale.  No, not the fairy tales of princesses and dragons.  It’s specifically a book written with flat characters.  Character arcs are few and far in between.  Continue reading

A little update on life…

Hi people!  Life has been crazy for a while now, but that should all come to an end within the next two weeks.  *glitter everywhere*  

I’ve heard that writing about your personal life makes your blog, well, more personable.  I don’t know about that, but it sounded fun to write, so here we are.

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If you liked these books, you might like These…

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(Sorry for the lack of posts.  I’ve been a little busy.)

Anyways, isn’t the weather just delightful?  *sneezes*  The pollen is flying through the air, bugs are biting, and every single flower and tree are releasing some sort of allergen. 

So I’ve been stuck indoors, and what do you do when you’re stuck inside?  Read.  Lots of reading.  If you’ve re-read all your favorites, you might just want to scroll through this post to find similar books to your tastes. 😉 Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler

So, apparently people like to read sarcastic posts about homeschooling.  And I love writing sarcastic posts about homeschooling.  Therefore, you get another homeschooling post.

It’s almost summer!!!  All my classes (except the dreaded math) are ending this month!!!  (Huge perk of homeschooling–all my classes end super early.)  That means I’m cramming frantically like the world’s ending  studying for all the tests and trying to raise my grades a few points.  That’s why this post is late.

Anyways, since people tend to think we homeschoolers sit around all day in their pajamas, hopefully this will dispel those myths. Continue reading

Me and Goals (aka, the love-hate relationship)

Let me say a scary word.  GOALS.

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Ah, goals.  They’re shiny, impossible things that everyone wants to conquer, but they are kind of scary to because no one ever seems to complete them.

I have too many of them.  And yet I add to the on-going list all. the. time.  

Now, some people might say it’s good to make goals.  People tend to make goals during New Years, but February rolls around, and everyone has quietly dropped those goals.  (Except for the select few that actually keep those goals.  In that case, good for you.)

Here’s the problem with goals.  They tear me down. Continue reading

Top FAQs About Homeschooling

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I’ve gotten tired of all the silly questions.  (If you’re a homeschooler, you know what I mean.)

So from now on, anytime someone asks me one of these, I’m just going to point them to this helpful list.  If you’re a non-homeschooler, do us a favor and read this list anyways so you don’t have to ask them yourselves.  If you’re a homeschooler, well, I guess you’ll just feel with me. Continue reading