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July 30, 2013

Get Back To School With a Fun Writing Project

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If you’d like a way to kick off the school year with a fun writing project that’s educational, try this.

Injoy, Inc. Writing Program might be just what you need to get your kids to stretch their creative muscles, and flex their spelling and writing skills just a bit before jumping right into the school year!

With eight informal lessons which teach story-telling concepts of a fable, this little wrting program explores these creative writing elements all in a little 300-word fable:

  • utilizing the beginning, middle, and end of story-telling
  • creating and developing interesting characters
  • designing an interesting plot full of conflict and resolution
  • utilizing dialogue to enhance the plot
  • creating a moral to the story

Plus, Injoy, Inc. is compiling the best stories into an e-book! This e-book will be available for sale online, with all proceeds going to help purchase reading and writing supplies and material for school children in Moore, Oklahoma this fall.

And there are prizes for the best fables in several age/grade categories, too! (Like $50 gift certificate to Institute for Excellence in Writing, and gift cards from Mardel, and Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons, and prizes like the stop motion animation DVD from Shatterpoint Entertainment, Jericho DVD, and Five in a Row products.

You can complete these lessons at your own pace, and optional printouts make easy and fun assignments. It’s free, so sign up here to get the next lesson each Monday!

And to get previous lessons, click these links:

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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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