Words to Collect

  • Cloister
  • Jumble
  • Fracture
  • Buck
  • Decade


How to Collect Words:

  1. Look it up! See what the word means and learn how it’s pronounced.
  2. Write it down in your word collecting notebook.
  3. Try to use your new word in a sentence you write today.
  4. Try to use your new word in a conversation.
  5. Enjoy your new word and expanded vocabulary!

Word of the Week

Word of the Week is designed to bring you a little luck and a lot of fun in the days to come. This week’s word is…

Word of the Week February 16-22: Brave(click to download)


You might be pushed outside of your comfort zone this week, but doing something a little scary will help your courage and self-confidence grow in big ways.

Tip of the Week: wear something on your wrist for good luck!


Share something brave you did this week on social media, or in the comments!

The best days are yet ahead!

Show & Tell – WriteOnCon

Write On lettering by Elza Kinde

I’m going to WriteOnCon! If you’ve never been before, WriteOnCon is an online writer’s conference designed specifically for KidLit writers. This year, it’s being held Friday, February 21 through Sunday the 23rd.

This is one of my favorite resources for inspiration, information, and encouragement in recent years. I always come away full of new ideas and fresh vigor for my writing projects.

Are you planning to be there? If so, what are you most looking forward to?