Peggy Purser Freeman

Peggy Purser Freeman - Author/Freelance Writer/Freelance Peggy Purser Freeman, former editor for Granbury Showcase Magazine, writes for magazines across Texas. She is author of The Coldest Day in Texas, Swept Back to a Texas Future and numerous articles including: Chicken Soup for the Bride, Chicken Soup Teens Talk to Middle Graders, Chicken Soup for the Soul Happily Ever After, Chicken Soup Devotionals. In the past she has written and hosted Kid Talk, a DCTV production and presented for Radio Disney public affairs shows 620 AM. More information about Peggy Freeman: Author – The Coldest Day in Texas, (TCU Press) one of three finalists for The Texas League of Writers Teddy Book Award, presented by First Lady Laura Bush. Peggy has three books scheduled to be released in 2014. Swept Back to a Texas Future – a historical play for children, depicting an overview of Texas history. (Hendrick-Long) Editor – Peggy served for the past ten years as editor for Granbury/Glen Rose Showcase Magazine. Freelance Writer – Peggy writes for major magazines across Texas. She has written columns for newspapers and written and presented for Radio Disney public affairs shows 620AM. Speaker – Peggy’s speaks on: her own work, the writing process, Texas history, responsible behavior, values and finding your own family history. Teacher – Peggy has taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington continuing education and Texas A&M Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury. Student Writing Workshops – Students of all ages love writing when they participate in Peggy’s workshops. Centered on games and fun activities even writing becomes an enjoyable adventure.   Blog and Social Media – Peggy has built up a blogging readership and Twitter list with six different sites. Using the team concept, her social media strategy informs and excites the base. Plus it reaches out and pulls the public into the website.

Sep 202018
 

Act out or tell stories of our hard fought American Revolution.  Like Ggeorge Washington and the 4 bullets.

With men and officers being shot down all around him, George Washington rode forward to take charge of the collapsing lines at the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9, 1755. While riding along the ranks looking to steady the men, Washington had two horses shot out from under him and four bullet holes shot through his coat.

Sep 192018
 

Day 1:  Celebrate the Constitution: at super time talk about the Liberty Bell and then go out and ring a bell in your yard. If your neighbors ask, tell them.

 

 

 

Day 2: serve lemonade without sugar🤢 and talk about the Boston Tea Party. Then add sugar and be grateful that we live in a Republic.

 

 

Sep 182018
 

Celebrate Constitution Week!  Each day do one activity or read one story about our Framers(those who saw the vision for a Constitutional Republic  and sacrificed their wealth and life to make if happen.  

Celebrate the world’s oldest Constitution still in use!!

Sep 072018
 

This is a picture we took on the way up Highway1 long ago. I wanted to stand but the surf and wind were so powerful, I could not. That’s the way it is when we realize the mystery of God’s love for us. We can comprehend. We can’t only fall on our knees.

Sep 062018
 

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I understand if you are 
reading this, you want colleges to beg you to come to their school. These steps can help you stand out from the competition. Imagine a group of professors, staff members or student assistants sitting in a dimly lit room with stacks of entrance essays looming above them. They have read it all.

This scene is an echo of every writing assignment, every author’s plight, every submission to an editor. How to make the cut, the sale, the publication—that is the question. In all forms of journalism, even letter writing defining your audience and hooking them to engage in your cause is first and foremost.

Like a letter home to your parents asking for more money, an outstanding college application essay needs to:

• Be engaging at the start (hook reader)
• Which means you need to know your reader
• Reveal something unique about who you are
• Get personal
• Connect with your reader
• Show your grit (raw determination)
• Express how you think and what you value
• Have a sharp focus
• Be memorable


Always avoid one of the killer essay pitfalls: listing accomplishments and activities.

Five tips for writing your own college application essay:

1. Share a personal life story similar to those in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies or my book, Cruisin’ Thru Life ~ Dip Street and Other Miracles. If you include a personal story in your essay, you can showcase your personality traits and your core values. In a letter to your parents, you can show them the reasons for needing more money.

• You can engage your essay audience in the beginning by using an anecdote.
• Your essay is personalized when you include a real-life story full of emotions.

2. Include a story with a problem: To ensure your essay will be engaging, memorable and will define who you are: Explain what you learned from the experience. If you include a few personal narratives in your essay, you reveal how you think, reason and what you value. Then when you analyze what you learned in the process, you reveal your ability to learn and grow, think, reflect, and question all of life’s experiences.

• Show your ability to problem solve
• Learn from your mistakes
• Seize the day
• Face life with determination
• Be creative
• Show your grit

3. The third tip in writing your essay requires that you take a life lesson beyond how it affected you. By slipping in other lessons you reveal more depth of your personality and life experience. Choose stories that show:
• Critically and reflective thinking.
• How you intend to use what you learned in your future goals and dreams
• Sorties that present yourself as someone who is forward-thinking, ambitious and caring.

4. Weave in other examples where you learned and changed your life for the good.

  • Choose stories that show different character traits

5. Express how you plan to use what you learned in your future life.

  • Add stories that show what you learned and expand on how this will help in the future.


While practicing the craft of writing a college application essay for the school of your dreams, write and submit stories to www.ChickenSoup.com. They might pay you $200 for tomorrows assignment.

Erase all the crude things you’ve posted on social media and add some of your stories to your sites. You’ll be amazed at how friends and family will share their stories and this will trigger your memory of small events that will enhance your essay.

If nothing else, this personal narrative form of writing is an excellent method to use to ask your parents for more money next year.

Aug 292018
 

That’s right–the Daughters of the American Revolution is truly radical.  If you check a dictionary, you see that radical actually means “of or going to the root or origin” and we love finding our roots and honoring them.  

radical

[rad-i-kuh l]
adjective
  1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental:radical difference.

Find your roots and honor them this September 17-21 as we celebrate our Constitution. 

Aug 272018
 

“…Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Aug 082018
 

Giving  the teacher an apple to polish her up for the year and convince her that little Johnny possesses excellent skills is outdated. Why not make sure Johnny is an excellent writer by playing writing games from Teach Writing Without a Pencil with him. Give the teach a copy also.  She will love it and Johnny  won’t hate writing.

For a free sample click here Tell ItX2 card

Jul 162018
 

Thinking of my sister-in-law, Tanya, today.  She gave amazing parties in the doll world. This Tanya receiving the doll the Madame Alexander company created in Tanya’s likeness to raise money for breast cancer victims.

At one she spot-lighted me and hosted me as a speaker. I sold a lot of  books and dolls. Marketing can happen in so many venues, but with Tanya, marketing went to a new level . This was Tulia friends.  

 

Jul 162018
 

Family is one of the most important tools God has given us.  I am so blessed with talented nephews and nieces.