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Fireflies: A Writer's Notebook

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Ideas are just like fireflies. You never know when they will flicker.

But young writers will be ready with this powerful tool to help them catch those elusive firefly ideas. With practical tips, plenty of free space for creativity, and helpful “spark starters” to light the way, this journal will guide, encourage, and help bring their new ideas to life!
Paperback, 118 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Little Pickle Stories (first published November 28th 2013)
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Diane S ☔
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
A writing journal for the younger crowd, perfect gift for my grand-daughter who loves to write stories. Loved that the author compared the ideas around us to fireflies that spark our interests. Also helps the young writer find the things and places that interests them and offers ideas on where to find things to write about. Good gift for Christmas.

Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-interest
*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review*

Oh where was this book when I was a teenager, I would have loved it! Using the imagery of fireflies and sparks, you know chasing your thoughts like fireflies in the dark, those little sparks of inspiration! With simple, yet inspiring prompts, this journal gently guides a writer through emotional responses and inspiration.

I really wish this would have been around when I was younger. I have always been a writer, but more geared towards
Cas H.
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fireflies journal by Coleen Paratore is a wonderful journal that any girl would love to have. I have two girls, ages 9 and 13 and they would love to have this journal. I, as an adult, would love to have this journal too. Writing a journal can be hard sometimes and it is nice to have a little direction in your writing. Coleen provides that direction.
I received a free copy of this e-book in return for my honest opinion.
Carolyn Hart
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Carolyn by: Children aged 8 years and up.
'Ideas can surprise you like fireflies on a dark summer night, but sometimes it seems like all of the fireflies are hiding…' Collen Murtach Paratore

Fireflies A Writer’s Notebook shares a lovely, reassuring message with writers: I respect you and I believe in you and your ability to write something special.

Inspiring quotes from familiar authors, useful writing tips, intriguing prompts and though-provoking questions are sure to encourage young writers and motivate them to think and write with conf
Sometimes you need a little help getting started with writing. For some it comes easily, the ideas flood in, but for many the first sentence or the starting idea is just hard. Fireflies is a writing book for kids, laid out like a journal and filled with writing prompts. There is plenty of blank space to record experiences and ideas. These pages are interspersed with insightful quotes and inspiring sentence starters. The illustrations and pages are in color making for a very fun, kid friendly boo ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a great writing tool for children. This is a great boom to give kids to spark their creative side. Love the idea of firefly writing it is so simple. This could be used as a basic way to introduce school age children to write. Think this will come in handy in my kids schoolwork!
Sara Diane
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this through NetGalley to preview.

A delightful tool for the young writer, to help encourage that spark of creativity in all of us. While I only got it on Kindle, it seems like it would be a beautiful book (which helps to get those creative juices going as well).

I would recommend this for any young writer who might need a little bit of encouragement or just a nod in the right direction.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edw-arc, z-to-post
What a great tool for ferreting out the "sparks" that we don't even know we already have. I know at least 6 little girls that I would like to buy this for right now...and I'll probably buy myself a copy. I have one little boy in my class who has the makings of an excellent writer, but I think he would see this as too feminine and be embarrassed to use it. ...more
May 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: edelweiss, e-book
A must-have for a writer. It helps you to fight your writer block. Though personally, I prefer to create it by myself :P
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome writing prompt book! I am so getting a copy for myself and some friends and family members who enjoy journaling!

I received a Kindle arc from Edelweiss in exchange for a fair review.
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I majored in English at The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, and after two internships in advertising and public relations, decided to enter the communications field, which is a place where writers can write and make a living too. I got married three months after graduation (my husband Tony and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary next August ), and we moved to Connecticut. I worked ...more

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