Maria Polson Veres

Biography

Maria Polson Veres has been helping writers find their creative voices for more than twenty years. She holds an M.A. in English and has taught writing to students of all ages. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been published in Jack and Jill, Country Woman, and many other magazines. An avid reader of YA and middle-grade fiction, she is often caught stealing her daughter’s books.

Smashwords Interview

What do most people not know about you?
I’m good at target shooting, I’ve read all the Harry Potter books multiple times, and I brake for yard sales. I’m a quiet and soft-spoken person most of the time, but stick a microphone in front of me and I’ll come right out of my shell.
When did you start writing?
I can barely remember a time when I didn’t write. I started scribbling poems and stories in grade school and never stopped. I grew up to major in English (of course!), and most of my day jobs have somehow connected to my literary habit. I’ve been a proofreader, copy editor, magazine publisher, writing teacher... the list goes on.
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Books

Amazing Writing Prompts for Kids
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Never stare at a blank page again! This treasure chest for young writers is packed with more than 200 fun, imaginative ideas. Choose from serious topics, silly topics, fiction “story starters,” and more.Use the prompts for daily journaling or as jump-starts for longer pieces. With something for everyone, Amazing Writing Prompts is an ideal resource for beginners and experienced writers alike.
Amazing Writing Prompts: Homeschool Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Finally, a collection of writing prompts just for homeschoolers! This treasure chest for young writers is packed with more than 200 fun, imaginative ideas. Prompts are inclusive and suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds. Use them for daily journaling or to jump-start longer pieces. Authored by a veteran homeschool mom, Amazing Writing Prompts is ideal for writers of all skill levels.
Writing Prompts for the Harry Potter series
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Invent a new Hogwarts ghost, describe a ride on a broomstick, write Quidditch commentary from Peeves’s point of view…. These are a few of the magical writing ideas in Writing Prompts for the Harry Potter Series. Perfect for homeschoolers and classroom teachers. 113 prompts.
Writing Prompts for The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Once readers find Narnia, they never want to leave. Extend their stay with these imaginative writing ideas based on C.S. Lewis’s classic fantasy novel. Prompts are closely connected to the text and include a wide variety of writing topics.
Writing Prompts for Hatchet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
From creating a wilderness survival guide to expressing opinions about hunting, Writing Prompts for Hatchet offers a wide variety of writing ideas based on Gary Paulsen’s action-packed novel. Prompts are closely connected to the text and designed to encourage critical thinking skills.
Writing Prompts for The Giver
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
This booklet contains 50 thought-provoking writing prompts that will deepen readers' understanding of Lois Lowry's classic novel, The Giver. Use the prompts for daily journaling, longer assignments, test questions, or discussion starters. With something for every writer, Writing Prompts for The Giver is an ideal resource for homeschoolers and classroom teachers.

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