Are you ready for an incredible journey?
It’s time for a Questing Stone.
I’m excited to share that my new creative kids’ activity is now published in Highlights for Children! Check out the July 2019 issue and look in the crafts section. There you will find the instructions to make your very own Questing Stone!
(Read to the end to find out why this isn’t just for kids.)
The Questing Stone activity is a perfect summer activity for kids. It’s something I would have made as a kid.
It’s a combination of some of my favorite things. I love going on imaginary adventures. I love anything with a hint of magic. As a writer, I love traveling and going on journeys. Stories – whether I am writing them or reading them – combine all of those things.
I really enjoy all of the non-fiction writing I do, but it’s so fun to let go and jump into a fiction tale with both feet.
Here’s the part about why this stone isn’t just for kids.
You Need a Questing Stone
Grown-ups, it’s time to be brave.
We get so caught up in managing our days, getting our tasks done, doing what we have to do, instead of what we want to do. Wouldn’t it be nice just once to let fate decide? To discover your destiny instead of following the same old path?
Go somewhere new.
Writers, illustrators, artists, dreamers, this is your chance. Make your Questing Stone. Start your journey. When you come to a fork in the road, a moment of choice, let the stone guide you. Let the possibilities awake. Don’t limit yourself to what should be. It’s time to find what could be.
See what unexpected adventures await.
When you stop trying to be in charge then a different part of your brain emerges. Stories bloom in new ways. Images shift their orientation. Perhaps a shy character from the background shows you their heart. Maybe a hero turns to a villain. And a new twist makes you catch your breath.
Discover the unexpected, the surprising, the wonder waiting inside you.
Ask the Questing Stone.