My [Super Duper] Simple TpT Advice

If you have an idea, CREATE IT.If you finish a product, POST IT.If you have a great product, MARKET IT.There is no time like the present, especially when it comes to your Teachers Pay Teachers store!I have been selling on TpT since 2012 and I think these things have finally sunk in…

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10 Habits to Achieve Success as a Teacher-Author

If you work from home, you might have a difficult time keeping yourself on track. I’ve found success with my Teachers Pay Teachers store by doing the following ten habits to set goals, meet deadlines, and achieve the dreams I have for my own business.#1: Stay organized. Making lists, keeping notes, maintaining…

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Thoughts for Thursday

Cam and I are beginning to settle into a little routine at home together. He's really been awesome as far as his behavior and patience since we can't really go anywhere or even play outside (if he takes off running, I can't run after him so it's really just avoiding possible danger).…

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Writing Prompts: Start with a Confession

Typically stories don't start with a confession from a character. More often than not, confessions come later in the plot toward the climax. That way, the suspense has had time to build, the characters have been developed, relationships have been forged, and the conflict is well established. But the challenge of these…

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Writing Prompts: Start with the Setting

Part of writing a quality exposition is describing the setting of the story you're about to tell. Letting the reader know where and when the story takes place is an important part of the plot.The following prompts are centered around different settings. Take one and run with it!There was no way anyone…

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Writing Prompts: Start with Dialogue

A great way to "hook" your readers is to start a piece of writing with dialogue. I wanted to focus on writing some engaging (and open-ended) dialogue that could inspire you to exercise your craft. Here you go! (I'd love to read what you come up with - feel free to share…

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Autumn Writing Prompts

Looking for some topics to write about in your journal appropriate for this time of year? Wanting to inspire your students to write something new and different? Here are some writing prompts with an autumn theme that might come in handy.Autumn is a time when we are surrounded by many visual changes…

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