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Posts Tagged ‘L is for Librarian’

L is for Librarian, Ladder and Literary Litter

Posted by lindamartinandersen on April 14, 2016

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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  “L is for Librarian, Ladder, and Literary Litter” 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/

L is for Librarian

I have been fortunate to know several great librarians.  Today, I’m sharing an archived post by Pat Strobel, a former co-worker and a terrific elementary school librarian.  I also want to give a shout out for Robin Deffendall,  who is a fantastic reference librarian and the leader of a face-to-face writer’s group I attend called WORN: Write On, Right Now.  Hooray for Librarians!

Writing Prompt:  Tell about a librarian who is special in your life.




L is for Ladder

My living room and dining room décor has a Japanese influence.  Once while on vacation, my husband spotted this bamboo ladder and wanted to purchase it for the dining room.  I agreed.  It displays nothing at times, linens cloths at others, and sometimes Christmas cheer.

Writing Prompts:  What have you brought home from a vacation as a souvenir for yourself?  How are a ladder and success sometimes linked?

Bamboo Ladder. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Bamboo Ladder. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Bamboo Ladder decorated at Christmas. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Bamboo Ladder decorated at Christmas. Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen


L is for Litter–the puppy kind

Have you ever written so many revisions of a manuscript that you’re not sure which one is “the one?” Most writers are probably shaking their heads in agreement.  I found this article to be a fun way to look at this.

“Loving Your Literary Litter” by Hayley Barrett of Emu’s Debuts.


Writing Prompts:  Have you ever picked a puppy from a litter to be your own?  Tell about a pet experience.


What “L” words come to mind for you? I hope you’ll share why they’re special to you.

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