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7 Jul 2012
Purple Pencil Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month! There's nothing like a refreshing ice cream cone or a milkshake, especially in this hot summer weather ...What is yo

1 Jun 2012
Purple Pencil Food Holid

Today is National Doughnut Day! Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts at participating locations and Dunkin Donuts is giving away a free donut wi

18 Feb 2012
Purple Pencil Screenwrit

Last night, I saw Writers Guild of America and Academy Award nominated screenwriters speak on the art and craft of writing on the WGA panel: Beyond Wo

3 Dec 2011
Purple Pencil Gift Adven

It's holiday time, and people are all looking for the best gifts to get for their favorite people.What is the best gift you ever received? Why? Who ga

29 Oct 2011
Purple Pencil Halloween

Happy Halloween!How are you celebrating the holiday? Are you dressing up? As what? Did you make your own costume? What inspired you to dress up this w

15 Oct 2011
Purple Pencil Dictionary

October 16th is National Dictionary Day! Here's a great way to celebrate:- Go to the dictionary - or go to Find 5 words you don't alr

8 Oct 2011
Purple Pencil Field Trip

October is National Field Trip Month. Have you been on any field trips yet this school year? Do you have any field trips coming up soon?If you could p

16 Jul 2011
Purple Pencil Party Adve

Plan a party where your guests are fictional characters from some of your favorite books. Then write all about it. Who attended? What did you eat? Wha

9 Jul 2011
Ice Cream Adventure

July is National Ice Cream Month! There's nothing like a cool treat on a hot summer day!What's your favorite flavor? What's your favorite topping? Do

4 Jun 2011
Audiobook Adventure

June is Audiobook Awareness Month. So, make an audiobook!Just write a short story, practice reading it aloud, and record it. It'll be fun. Plus, you w