W is for Wisteria, Wonder, and Writer’s Gifts
Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 27, 2016
A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart “W is for Wisteria, Wonder, and Writer’s Gifts” by Linda Martin Andersen
This month I’m sharing photos and blog posts from A-Z. I’m excited about trying something new. I hope you’ll stop by often throughout the month.
Check out the participants for the April (2016) Challenge. There are plenty to choose from http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/
W is for Wisteria
Have you seen wisteria twisting and climbing trees in your area? I told someone it’s as close to purple mountain majesty as we get in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Wisteria always reminds me of one of my favorite authors…
Joyce Moyer Hostetter has a new middle grade historical novel that will be launched in October 2016. It’s called Aim. It is the prequel to Blue. Comfort rounds out the trilogy. Wisteria plays an important role in the setting of Joyce’s books. So of course, she’s showing off their lovely blooms below.
Why is Joyce modeling wisteria?
Perhaps she is celebrating that Aim, the prequel, is coming soon!
To learn more about Joyce Moyer Hostetter’s books, check here: http://joycemoyerhostetter.com/my-books/
Joyce’s blog: The Three R’s–Reading, ‘Riting, and Research: http://joycemoyerhostetter.blogspot.com/
I had the pleasure of interviewing Joyce Hostetter for another of her books, Healing Water, a book that includes leprosy. This post probably received the most comments of any I’ve ever written.
Joyce Hostetter and Carol Baldwin co-write a newsletter for teachers and parents. Learn more about “Talking Story” here: http://carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com/p/talking-story.html
I hope you’ll check out Joyce Moyer Hostetter and her books!
W is for Wonder
When I hear “wonder,” I tend to think “head in the clouds.”
What do you think of when you hear “wonder?” I wonder what he/she’s thinking. I wonder if I’ll ever reach my goal. I wonder what it would be like to be…or to do… I hope you’ll share something that you wonder.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is participating in a poetry writing challenge this month that she calls, “Wallow in Wonder.” Here’s a post to enjoy.
Visit Wonderopolis here: http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-do-kangaroos-keep-in-their-pockets
W is for Writer’s Gifts
When friends give me gifts, they sometimes purchase something to inspire my writing. Here’s one example:
Thanks to all who gift me with encouragement, love, friendship, and shared writing tips! I love and appreciate my writing community. It keep me going!
What “W” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.
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