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March 15, 2013

Story Starters For Irish Writing Project/Contest

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Written by: Shari
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Need some great story starters for a writing project today?

Injoy, Inc. is offering a writing contest for students ages 6-12 for St. Patrick’s Day. They’ve asked us to share these story starters with you today.

Story Starters for Irish Upon A Star Writing Contest

  • A jig expresses the joy of the heart. It’s like telling a story with your feet. Here’s the story I’d like to tell of the day my feet took over. . .
  • A rainbow represents a promise. Some think of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But, here’s what I’d like to find at the end of a rainbow. . .
  • St. Patrick is known as the Apostle of Ireland. I’d like to be known for. . .
  • The Irish Potato famine was a sad time in Ireland, but it brought a lot of new people to America. Write a story of what it would be like to leave Ireland in the mid 1800′s and sail to America.
  • A fable of why there are no snakes living in the Irish countryside . . .
  • The luckiest day of my life was when. . .
  • I like to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day because. . .
  • My St. Patrick’s Day traditions are. . .

You can enter the writing contest here, but hurry! The deadline is today, March 15th (but a little leprechaun told me they’ll accept submissions even while they’re judging the entries tomorrow! How lucky for us– Irish Procrastinators?!)

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About the Author

Shari Popejoy, wife of twenty-eight years, mother of three, founder of a local co-op for hundreds of homeschool children, author of seven books, and creator of Won Without Words (a blog of encouragement for wives) lives in the quiet country of the Ozarks where she enjoys writing surrounded by nature (and her children, of course). She is currently completing Volume V of the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for 'smart' kids, which features characters with character, and underlying allegorical spiritual truths. She enjoys high places and the road less traveled, and moments when all is well, and peace permeates like a fragrance. . .oh, and chocolate, fresh fruit and veggies, and early morning sunrises. Read her blog at

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