Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fireflies: A Writer's Notebook *Review






It used to be that we wrote down everything. Before computers and phones that text, snail mail, hand-written cards and letters, notebooks for doodling and written to-do lists reigned supreme. I used to journal from a young age and still have several of those journals to look over now. Modern technology is great and convenient, but nothing is as precious as the written word.
 
 Award-winning author and child advocate Coleen Murtagh Paratore has created a vibrant and encouraging writer’s journal, FIREFLIES: A Writer’s Notebook, that offers inspirational quotes, fun prompts, and plenty of blank space for our student’s to capture their thoughts, showcase their ideas, and combat writer’s block.
 
I want my daughter to have the same fun of looking over her own writings and thoughts when she is older. The Fireflies book is a fun way to catch those sparks of ideas and get them written down. It includes blank pages, lined pages, and even pages with idea starters. Use the journal however you want. Use pencil, pen, colored markers.. draw pictures, use calligraphy, or write your thoughts in rhyme. A book to call your own, to explore the written word.
 
Perfect for writers of all ages!
  • Open, inviting pages designed to encourage the free flow of thought
  • Tips to improve craft and inspirational quotes to unlock hidden stories
  • Creative prompts meant to combat writer's block and offer fresh ideas
  • A private space for every writer to explore their inner-most stories and an outlet to make our ideas our own



Coleen Murtagh Paratore is an inspirational writer, teacher, and speaker, active in her profession and in her community. With 19 books published since 2004, Paratore is best known for her 1Ž2 million selling debut novel, The Wedding Planner’s Daughter. She currently serves on the Rutger’s Council on Children’s Literature Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region. Paratore is the founder of T.R.E.A.T. (Troy Reads Every August Together) in her hometown of Troy, NY, which brings together city children to discuss books and writing. FIREFLIES is her newest release.
 
 

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