The Writer’s Nook

Writing is an extraordinary instrument. It’s a vehicle for communication, connection, and creativity. Writers’ write to draws us into the moment, it brings us back to center, and helps us make art out of everyday moments.

“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.” – Amy Tan, Writer

Free Write: Feel Happy

Beginning your morning with good habits and positive choices can help make you feel happy. Practicing various habits can be the PROACTIVE thing to do in any situation. This means making an effort to start with the best attitude in the mornings and… Read More ›

What Will June Bring?

In T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land, we notice that the poem begins with “April is the cruellest month.” It uses a suffix word –est, in the word cruellest. “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead… Read More ›

Free Write: Being Your Age

We completely enjoy reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series because we snicker at the funny situations the Heffley family can get themselves into. Because of this, it’s likely that you’ve added every available book to your favorites collection. I think… Read More ›

Free Write: Monster Madness

In this Free Write activity, answer the following questions using ADJECTIVES that describe the personal qualities of a monster: blunt, brave, ragged, shaggy, scary, dreary, slob, etc. What does your madness monster look like? How does your monster behave? How would you describe where… Read More ›

Free Write: #1 Book

You are looking at a stack of interesting books, like the ones listed above. Many of which are your favorite and would gladly read again. If you had to choose one book, your #1 book, which one would you recommend to… Read More ›