July 15, 2013

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales

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Written by: Shari

Summer writing program;

The drawing is closed, but this item is still part of the prize package for the Fable Writing Contest which kicks off August 23rd, 2013. Be sure to check back and like the Injoy, Inc. facebook page for details. To promote our Summer Writing Program, How to Write a Fable, we’re offering a FREE copy of the Institute for Excellence in Writing curriculum Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales, Writing Lessons in Structure & Style.

Institute for Excellence in Writing is also offering some great prizes in this Summer Writing Program, including two $50 gift certificates!

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales is a writing curriculum that uses fun stories from fables and fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast and The Fox and the Stork to teach important writing concepts like analyzing the elements of a story, using quality adjectives, adding who/which clauses to make sentences more interesting, and other writing structure essentials.

I love it when a curriculum uses a fun approach to teach some rather — well, not-so-much-fun writing elements. By using fables and myths and fairy tales as the core text to teach sentence structure and writing techniques, Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales writing lessons adds some fun to brighten up your child’s lesson. In fact, when I pulled this book out to read it, my son confiscated it, and went through it and read all the stories at one time! Now he knows how much he’s already enjoyed the book, and when we go through to do the lessons, he’ll already think of it as FUN!

Although you will learn the techniques that will allow you to write a fable (along with assignments to write your own fable), this curriculum is not specifically about how to write creatively; it explores the structure and style of writing.  This book would be a helpful asset to you and your child as you prepare for the Fable Writing Contest that Injoy, Inc. is sponsoring in the  Summer Writing Program for that! Join us as we learn to write fables, and then enter your fable in the end-of-summer Fable Contest for some great prizes like the Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales writing curriculum, $50 gift certificates from Institute for Excellence in Writing, and more!

To enter the drawing, go here, and then like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, tell your friends about the giveaway to win extra entries, and be sure to join the Summer Writing Program–it’s not too late! Students can continue to join all summer long!

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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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