#WriteAStoryChallenge – September 2017 Edition

#writeastorychallenge September 2017

Summers over, schools in session, and #writeastorychallenge is back! We’ve made some changes to the printables – hopefully, it’ll make it easier to use for everyone – but the rules are the same! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use the prompts for journal writing or free writing. Actually, all

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – June 2017 Edition

#writeatorychallenge June 2017

Trips to the beach, long afternoons at the pool, a visit or three to the air-conditioned library.  Ah, so many ways to beat the heat this summer! But if you can’t make it to the beach right now, why not write a story with us this June during #writeastorychalenge? The “official” guidelines & printables are

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Perseverance, Hope, and 3 Little Trips Down to the DMV

Perseverance Hope and Three Little Trips to the DMV by April Hayman at www.Picayunepen.com

Perseverance and hope go a long way, especially when dealing with kids. For example, my son’s quest to obtain his driver’s license concluded a week ago. For those unaware of the Driver’s License Saga of 2017, my eldest son sought to take his final driving test not once, not twice, but three times. Perseverance paid off

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – May 2017 Edition

One day it’s a gorgeous sunny day, the next it’s raining cats and dogs. Welcome springtime in the northern hemisphere! Rather than worry about the weather (it’ll sort itself out soon, promise), let’s do something else. Like, oh the #writeastorychallenge for the month of May! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – April 2017 Edition

April showers may bring writing superpowers! Okay, maybe they won’t but you’ll still have a great time writing a story this month with the #writeastorychallenge. Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use the prompts for journal writing or free writing. Actually, all that’s required is that you have fun and

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#WriteAStoryChallenge – March 2017 Edition

Top o’ the mornin’ to you! Don’t let anyone tell you tales or fill your ears with blarney – this is definitely a great month for telling tales and captivating an audience with your eloquence. Let’s prove it this month with the #writeastorychallenge! Not sure if you’re up to writing a story? No problem! Use

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Are You Writing Perfect Letters?

Even before the tech inundation of email, text messaging, and the like, we enjoyed writing letters, posting them at the post box, and waiting anxiously for word back from the person we’d sent the letter to. When we did, it was like Christmas all over again! At least, I always have. Finding something to write

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