WriteShop Story Builders

We’re into our 4th month of school this year, and we’re still loving the WriteShop Primary! Although I’ve only been doing it a couple times a week, our kids are doing quite well. One thing that has really helped us with our writing, is our WriteShop Story Builders!writeshop_storybuilders2


They’ve been a HUGE help on days when they kids just can’t come up with an idea to write about. I printed them all off and put them in a little 3×5 recipe type box. I let them just grab in and pull out a card so it’s a surprise! If they really don’t like the card they pick, I let them grab another one, it’s really not a big deal, and they always find something fun to write about using the Story Builders!




What types of cards do they offer?

Now is a great time for the Christmas Mini-Builder cards, so if you’re kids are having a hard time thinking of things to write about, I encourage you to try the WriteShop Story Builders!

And if you haven’t tried WriteShop yet, take a look! It’s a fun way to get excited about writing! The techniques they use are really engaging and my children are actually excited about writing now instead of dreading it!

Want more information:



Just to show you how cool these are I’m giving away one free set to 10 of my readers! YAY! You heard me right, that’s 10 winners!!

Mandatory Entry:

  • Simply leave a comment below letting me know why you’d like to win a free set of WriteShop Story Builders.

Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry)

Enter to win a set of @WriteShop StoryBuilders from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 12/23/11!


Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday December 23, 2011. Winner will be announced by Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • This giveaway isa downloadable eBook and is offered Worldwide.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of StoryBuilders for review and giveaway purposes. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.


  1. These would be perfect for my older daughter. She loves to make up stories, but sometimes she gets stuck and tell the same story over and over again. =p

  2. Confessions RSS subscriber

  3. These look super helpful and I would love to win it!

  4. I am excited to start using writeshop with my kids.

  5. I subscribe to confessions of a homeschooler via email.

  6. I liked WriteShop on facebook.

  7. I follow WriteShop on Twitter.

  8. I tweeted about writeshop on twitter.

  9. Discovered your site while searching for things to get my first grade son excited about learning.

  10. I would love to incorporate these into our day!

  11. These would help provide some new ideas for fun into our day.

  12. Subscribe to you via email.

  13. I have just been looking at buying WriteShop primary to use with my kiddos and the story builders would be a great start!


  14. This would be fantastic to use for my very reluctant writer!

  15. I subscribe via email.

  16. I follow Write Shop on facebook.

  17. I love to help my eldest grandson with his writing- he needs lots of encouragement, so this writeshop story builder sounds just ideal.

    I am a confessions of a Homeschooler subscriber.

  18. Both of my children really struggle with writing, I would love to try Writeshop with them to spark their creativity. Thank you for the review.

  19. I subscribe to COAH via email.

  20. I would love to win a set of Write Shop’s Story Builders to use with my kiddos!!!!!!! Staci

  21. I follow Confessions of a Homeschooler – love it!!!!!! Staci

  22. This would be perfect for starting my son on writing next year

  23. These look great!

  24. Meghan Hunt says:

    Have you used the Primary book A. And if so did you also get the teacher manual? Or are you just using the story starters?

  25. Story builder are much needed around my house.

  26. I subscribe via email.

  27. My son loves books, and I hope that will translate into a love of writing (and even more reading), too! These story-building prompts look fun and useful!

    Thanks for the kind opportunity.

  28. These would be so great to help my boys with story writing – sometimes the ideas just are not there and then complaining takes over. How great if I had an alternative that would help them out in those times!
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  29. Claudia Sapienza says:

    Sounds like a fun way to encourage creative writing. We would love to win!

  30. We have the Christmas set, but would really enjoy another one!

  31. OOH! These would be awesome for free writing! Thanks for the chance.

  32. I like Writeshop on fb.

  33. My son struggles with writing so this would be very welcomed in our home!!!!

  34. I liked Writeshop on facebook!

  35. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler!!

  36. Katie McVey says:

    I subscribe via email.

  37. Katie McVey says:

    I’d LOVE to have these for my oldest son. He’s very creative, but he tends to stay on the same topics. This would help us to expand our horizons.

  38. Katie McVey says:

    I liked Writeshop on Facebook.

  39. These would be a great tool to encourage writing! I would love to win! Thanks!

  40. My daughter loves to write but needs some help to stay focused on one topic. This would help her and could be done in a game format.

  41. I subscribe to your emails.

  42. I’m always looking for a way to get my son writing!

  43. These sound really helpful!

  44. I subscribe to Confessions via email

  45. Story Builder would be a wonderful resource for our daughter to learn creativity! We’d love to try them.

  46. I would LOVE to try this product with my son…. writing is not his favorite thing to do and actually coming up with ideas is frustrating for him some days, so this would be lots of fun!!! Thanks!!

  47. Oh how we just love Write Shop! I am using it with our 1st and 4th graders and those card sets would be perfect!

  48. I’m also a subscriber to your emails!!!

  49. I would love my middle son to use these he gets stuck sometimes in his stories

  50. This would really help my son on days that he “does not know what to write about”. Great giveaway!

  51. I am an email subscriber!

  52. These would work great for my daughter. She always seems to get stuck when writing, and this would make it more fun for her.

  53. This sounds like something we could use!!! Hope we win … if not I’ll be ordering some of the WriteShop books.

  54. Shawna Wilkinson says:

    These look really great!

  55. always looking for new ways to add learning in our home :)

  56. Gita Suchland says:

    Would love to win this. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. Gita Suchland says:

    Would love to win this. Liked Writeshop in facebook.

  58. Ooh, this is one of my favorites of your giveaways! We could seriously use help with writing!

  59. I get the Rss feed! Merry Christmas!

  60. I would love to have some more writing activities for my kids. I love your blog!!

  61. Tiffani c. says:

    I would love to get these for my oldest who struggles w creativity and gets frustrated when writing.

  62. Tiffani c. says:

    I subscribe via email!

  63. This series sounds great! I would love to win for our four children.

  64. I subscribe via email

  65. These would be great to help my struggling writer get started.

  66. Tiffani c. says:

    I liked writeshop on facebook

  67. I Liked WriteShop on facebook and mentioned your name!

  68. I now follow WriteShop on Twitter
    I tweeted about the giveaway

  69. I’d love to win a set of story builders. My son is using WriteShop (primary C), but we don’t have any of the story builders sets. I think he would really enjoy using them!

  70. I liked WriteShop on facebook and left a comment.

  71. I subscribe to Confessions on my Google Reader.

  72. I would love to win this great item!!!

  73. These sound like a lot of fun!

  74. I already subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler via email.

  75. I am constantly racking my brain for ideas for my boys to write about in their school journals. This would be amazingly helpful!

  76. I subscribe via email

  77. I follow Writeshop on twitter.

  78. I tweeted about this giveaway @debalynn71.

  79. I would use these with our homeschool. My daughter loves to make up stories.

  80. We are always looking for writing ideas! Would love to give these a try!

  81. I’d love to win a set. :-)

  82. My son could use help coming up with things to write about.

  83. I subscribe to Confessions of a homeschooler.

  84. Like WriteShop on FB.

  85. E-mail subscriber

  86. I’ve been wanting to try these out! I’d love to win a set here!

  87. I subscribe to Confessions!

  88. We haven’t done much of this this year and this might help.

  89. We love Story Builders cards and would love to have them all!

  90. Liking WriteShop on FB and commented that you sent me

  91. Following Writeshop on Twitter

  92. I subscribe to Confessions of a Homeschooler on email

  93. Hi there! I’d love to have this for our homeschool. I find it tough to get my oldest to sit and write. I also follow you!
    Thank you!

  94. What a great giveaway! I plan on using WriteShop for my first grader next year and would love to win.

  95. My boys say they “hate writing.” Maybe this would be a great help in teaching them to love it!

  96. I subscribe via email! Love it!!

  97. I am a subscriber to via email.

  98. kristin defazio says:

    I would love to get more writing out of my children.

  99. I have a ten yr. old who does not like to write. I would love to try these to help her become a better writer. I also have a first grader who is just learning to write and we would love to incorporate these Story Builders into our homeschool schedule!!

  100. My daughter would love it. That’s why. :)

  101. Angela Ruotsi says:

    Subscribe via email

  102. I Like WS on FB.

  103. I subscribe via email to Confessions.

  104. Leah Brecht says:

    This would be great for my 4 year old son and 6 year old daughter! :)

  105. Leah Brecht says:

    These would be great in my house!

  106. Leah Brecht says:

    We would love these!!

  107. Leah Brecht says:

    I like WS on facebook!

  108. I would love to use these with my beginning writers.

  109. Elisabeth Tyler says:

    My daughter loves to write so this would be a great addition to our school time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  110. Elisabeth Tyler says:

    I like Writeshop on fb!

  111. Elisabeth Tyler says:

    I subscribe via email

  112. I have 4 homeschooled kids and we would love to win these. My oldest really does get stumped sometimes and these story starts would be great.

  113. I follow confessions on google reader

  114. Marcie Tenk says:

    This is an area that is neglected in our home and I would love to add it to our school time!

  115. I follow WS on Twitter

  116. I tweeted about this giveaway

  117. Looks like a great start to writing stories. =)

  118. subscribe via e-mail to COH

  119. Marcie Tenk says:

    I follow Writeshop on Facebook!

  120. These look like great resources for helping kids enjoy writing.

  121. I’m subscribed to Confessions.

  122. Sounds great! Would love to try it out with my son!

  123. Like WriteShop on FB!

  124. Subscribe to Confessions via email!

  125. Marcie Tenk says:

    I subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler!

  126. Wow! Great giveaway!!! I’d love to win one of these to help my boys with writing … they probably wouldn’t be thrilled with it because they think we have enough “school” stuff to last a lifetime! :) We’re using the WriteShop book though too and I think they would enjoy these too!

    Thanks for the giveaway Erica!

  127. I already like WriteShop on Facebook!


  128. Follow WriteShop on Twitter!

  129. Tweeted about giveaway!

  130. What a great idea. I would love to win one of thes my son always has truble coming up with ideas to write this would be such a blessinga thanks for the giveaway!

  131. I already subscribe to COAH by email & RSS!


  132. I Follow WriteShop on Twitter!


  133. I likes writeshop on facebook

  134. Tweeted about this giveaway! @OurLearningHome


  135. this would be great! my daughter is almost to creative writing (just finishing 1st grade) – I have no idea how to encourage it!

  136. I subscribe to your emails.

  137. First thank you for doing this great give away.. Second this would really help my little guy guy he seems to struggle and finding something to write about these days.. Merry Christmas

  138. I would love to win these-I have 4 kids and one is very reluctant. This would be a great start for him!

  139. I would like to try a fun writing program with my younger children, especially my reluctant son. Thanks for your blog posts and the chance to win.

  140. I’d like to win so that’ Im that much more prepared when we get to this stage in our homeschooling.

  141. I also subscribe via email

  142. Would love to get another set… Her topics are so fun!!!!!!!!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  143. I like writeshop on fb! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  144. I subscribe to your emails!!! kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  145. I follow WriteShop on Twitter(the arrowood zoo) kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

  146. I would love to win these! Always looking for ideas for something for my kids to write about

  147. I subscribe via email

  148. I liked WriteShop on facebook and said hello

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