Melody J. Bremen

Writing Contests for Kids

Monday July 10, 2017

A great way to get kids to write to give them some competition – and the chance of winning a prize at the end. Check out these writing contests for kids of all ages:

The Betty Award

Ages 8-12

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11 Books for Kids Who Love Sports

Monday June 26, 2017


Million-Dollar Throw The Zucchini Warriors (MacDonald Hall, #5) Unstoppable Read More>>

10 Graduation Gifts for Tweens

Monday June 12, 2017

It’s June, summer is approaching, and the school year is ending! A new batch of graduates have entered the world and some presents are in order. Jewelry and money will always be popular graduation gifts, but sometimes a little uniqueness is in order. Here are some cute, fun ideas from Amazon for middle school or junior high grads. There’s something for the boys, something for the girls, and if nothing works, you can always get the gift card (see number 1 on the list).

  1. Amazon Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box
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7 Quotes about the English Language

Monday June 05, 2017

The English language can be a bit of an oddball and here are a couple of amusing quotes to illustrate the fact. Read More>>

Music to Write To

Monday May 22, 2017

music notes and earbudsOne of the best tricks to put you into the mood for writing is listening to music. This works particularly well when you’re writing fantasy or science fiction and you put on some epic  music that takes you into a different world. You can find some stunning pieces on YouTube, simply by doing a search for cinematic instrumental music, or something like that. Read More>>

Silliest Tongue Twisters

Monday May 08, 2017

These make me laugh my head off:

    • I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
      Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
    • The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.

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