Storystorm 2019 Day 7: Jen Betton Creates Characters with Inherent Conflict — Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

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by Jen Betton If you’ve been to any sort of children’s book writing event, you’ve heard how much editors and agents want character-driven stories. But what if that is hard for you? What if you’re like me, and you have a tendency to create characters who are just placeholders for the plot? What if you […]

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Therapist back From India At Last And Grooming Techniques — Fighting for a Future

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I am so relieved because my psychotherapist is back from her holiday in India seeing her family over the Christmas holidays. It always sends me into a tailspin when she goes away as I have Abandonment Syndrome and Separation Anxiety and combining the two is not a good mix!!! She was gone for two weeks…

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Powerful, That’s What I Am — Fighting for a Future

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PowerfulThat’s what I amI have so much power it scares meThe power to destroyThe power to build,The power to growThe power to transformThere’s nothing Calm about itIt’s not supposed to beI am a treeBreaking through a boulderGrowing roots firmly plantedIn the groundI’ve had this rock sitting on meFor so longIt doesn’t want to moveSo I…

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Jolly First Monday of a New Year!

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Well, it’s finally here … that year we all couldn’t wait to see replace the past one and now that it’s here, we’re already talking about the next.  There’s something flawed about humans and their concept of time … but that is a topic for another day.  Today is a day to relieve our angst a bit and find a reason to smile!

A friend sent me something last night that lit my heart up like a flame, and I immediately thought … Jolly Monday!  Well, no, that’s not quite right … I immediately thought “awwwww”.  And then, I thought it was perfect for today’s post.  First, though, I have a special treat for a young man, Benjamin, who turns five years old today!  Benjamin is friend Ellen’s grandson and a special young reader on Mondays and Saturdays, so I made a special cake out of sprinkled donuts, Benjamin’s…

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