Homeschooling: Creativity & Story Ideas

When I was a kid, creative writing was a way for me to finally be in charge.

Kids are always being told what to do—by their parents, their teachers and other adults. But when they’re writing a story, they can make anything happen!

Creativity is not only good for story writing, it’s good for the brain.

I’ll let Susan tell you more…

Our family homeschooled for a decade, ten pretty magical years, and when our now-adult daughter reached out to me for suggestions for her friends who suddenly found themselves homeschooling, I realized that the important things to learn were not subjects, but skills. And the single most important skill is to think creatively, to generate questions and ideas. Tara Lazar’s Storystorm has been, by far, the best source I know for teaching the brain that skill. You know that feeling at the end of a class, when the lecturer asks “Are there any questions?”—and your brain suddenly goes blank? Storystorm changes that. It sounds impossible, that reading a blog post and writing down an idea a day can change the brain, but it works. Enjoy, and wonder on.

Susan Wroble

Thank you, Susan.

And now, here are blog posts about creativity and generating story ideas. Enjoy!

  • Katie Davis Illustrates 30 Days of Inspiration
  • Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen’s Idea Wheel
  • Debbie Ridpath Ohi Bakes a Story Cake
  • Zachariah O’Hora Pumps Up His Characters
  • Steve Barr’s Idea Chart
  • Bonnie Adamson’s Childhood Misunderstandings
  • Diana Murray Mashes Things Up and Brews Up Characters

I will be adding to this list throughout the next few days, as others suggest articles I should highlight.

Also, try my lists:

  • List of 500+ Things That Kids Like
  • List of 500+ Fun, Cool & Interesting Words
  • List of 100+ Monsters
  • List of 100+ Things Kids Don’t Like

Have fun and be creative!


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Homeschooling: Creativity & Story Ideas