Today’s the day!
I have started working on the homeschooling book. I’ll be putting in time each day for four hours a day. I’ve got two months to get it into some kind of shape to shop it around for publication. So pray, cross your fingers, toss salt over your shoulders! In other words, wish me luck.
It’s incredibly exhilarating to be writing again – for the pure pleasure of writing. I’ll keep this blog going too, but today, I’m taking off to simply immerse myself in writing.
Don’t forget to sign up for Write For Fun. It starts next Monday and we need a few more students to ensure that the class “goes.” Rachel Ramer is one of our long term, most popular teachers. Your kids who need to get a little more writing done but who are sick of it, will love this class. It’s like a playground with big jump houses for words!
We’re also taking enrollments for Art Appreciation, Kidswrite Intermediate and the wild ride of Movie Madness. Be sure to take care of registration early to ensure your slot.
Congratulations on beginning a new book!
I wanted to ask a question about writing also. One of my kids loves the flower fairies (Cicely Mary Barker illustrations) and is writing stories about them. She mentioned that she would like to get them published when she is finished. My question is how to go about finding out if the illustrations, or the idea of the fairies itself, is copywrited or in the public domain. I don’t know that dd’s work will actually be published, but I thought it was a good idea to find out if there are any restrictions. Where do you look for information like that?
I’m excited for you, Julie! I can’t wait to see it. If you need someone to give you feedback, my e-mail box is always open. 🙂
I hope to start mine on June 16 although I will still be grading MLA papers that week and working on our art council’s summer series.
Sending good wishes for flowing words and creative inspiration from Southern Cal —
May the muse be with you!
Hi Julie, I’ve just discovered your blog and website and it’s all so interesting! I run a writing project for children and young people in the U.K and will definitely be using some of your ideas, so thank you. We have a lot of home educated kids come to our club and I often find they are much more creatively free than school kids.