Weekly ideas to help kids love writing

Subscribe to get weekly writing prompts and inspiration to help spark your child’s love of writing. Because while learning to write is hard work, it can be an empowering and exciting process. Our kids deserve that. And you deserve support and inspiration — and community — as you help them find that excitement. It starts small, but that’s OK, because after all, a few crooked words can be a poem.

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Use this newsletter as a creative writing curriculum, a supplement to online learning, or just pick and choose the ideas that inspire you and your family. New prompts will arrive in your inbox weekly, and you can access the website with archived posts any time.

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About Me

I am a mother, writer, and the founder and director of Frog Hollow School, a children's writing program in the Seattle area, where I have been innovating language arts education for a decade.

I hold an M.S. in Environmental Writing from the University of Montana and a B.A. with Honors in English from Stanford University.

My novel-in-progress Salt For Salt won me the Writers' Lighthouse 2019 Emerging Fiction Fellowship, and my writing has appeared in Orion, Mutha Magazine, Seattle's Child, ParentMap, and elsewhere. I live near Seattle with my daughter, dog, and six peri-menopausal chickens.

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