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Missouri Homeschool Convention (with my sister!)

This week brings with it two things that make me happy. First of all, it’s convention week! Kittywham Productions will be at the Missouri Homeschool Convention in St. Charles this Thursday through Saturday, July 19-21. You can come Thursday evening or about any time on Friday or Saturday to see us! Secondly, my sister arrived […]

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New Christmas Script, Coming July 24!

_____________________________________ Cynthia: Hello, son. Luke: [cheerfully] How’s the old girl doing? Cynthia: [looks at him reproachfully over her glasses] Son, I am not an old girl. I’m an old woman. And not all that old either. Luke, baby, we’ve talked about this. Luke: [raising an eyebrow] I’m sorry. Was that the time we also talked about […]

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Stars and Stripes

Go watch fireworks. Take your family. Celebrate freedom and a place to call home. In other news, I’m sporting my semi-patriotic Kittywham shirt in the office today (red, white, and blue, you know…and the “punch” looks explosion-ish, right?). I’m not writing a real post today because July 4th. Be back next week with a Super […]

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Vote! What Content Would Interest You?

Happy Tuesday, friends. I hope we’ve all started this week strong! I’ve been sifting through my mental filing cabinet labeled “blog” lately, sorting through reams of ideas for posts. As I’ve searched and arranged, I’ve chosen several paths we might pursue here focusing on specific kinds of writing or topics related to drama. The question […]

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Anne Lamott on The Truth About First Drafts

From Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott: “People tend to look at successful writers…and think that they sit down at their desks every morning feeling like a million dollars, feeling great about who they are and how much talent they have and what a great story they have to tell; […]

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Writing Process: Pen or Keyboard?

I often hear the question, “Do you write your scripts by hand first, or do you always type?” It’s a common enough debate among writers, and I’ve heard pros and cons for both approaches. On the pen-and-paper side, you have the advantage of a more physical connection with the words, which engages your mind and […]

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Madeleine L’Engle on the Servant Artist

From Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith & Art, by Madeleine L’Engle: “Obedience is an unpopular word nowadays, but the artist must be obedient to the work, whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child. I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great […]

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What They Did While I Was Gone…

The Dragonfly Study Center has been a work in progress for many months now, ever since we moved in last fall. We’ve made improvements bit by bit—uprooting bushes, painting shutters, installing a new sign. But one project we’d been planning since October but couldn’t tackle until warmer weather arrived was repainting the gables under the […]

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Last Week in Oxford

I’m home! (After what felt like a very short three weeks!) I’m thankful both to have gone and to have come home. Now that the long weekend is past and I’m back to work, I’m finally able to post the last of my photos from the final week of my trip. I’ve uploaded a whole album […]

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Week #2 in Oxford

My second-week post is a bit late due to WiFi issues earlier in the week, but better late than never, I guess! So technically this is “Week Two-and-a-half in Oxford.” Over the last ten days, my sister and I went punting, strolled through lovely parks, had a picnic in the backyard, experienced formal hall at […]

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