I just finished directing a Playwrights Festival with my middle school students. Since we can’t perform live in person this year, we decided to do
The Diverse BookFinder is a collection of children’s picture books featuring diverse story lines and characters. It is a comprehensive list, not necessarily a “must
“As the summer draws to an end, and chilly nights become the norm;As the skies clear, and stars burn from lightyears away,telling stories of warriors,
So you’ve finished the first draft of your new novel. Now what? *I recently finished a first draft of a new novel. Only took five
In the spirit of social distancing, I give you “How To Use Screencastify” for Authors. Screencastify is a simple way that you can make a
The past month or so has been pretty crazy around the world. You all know what I’m talking about, and I’m going to leave it
A few years ago I took up writing limericks for National Poetry Month. Writing a limerick a day is both fun and difficult. What helped
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and Illustrated by Michael Martchenko has to be my favorite fractured fairy tale. Published in 1980, in at
Of Fire and Stars, Of Ice and Shadows and Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst all take place in a long ago faraway kingdom with magic –
For those of us in the query trenches. QueryTracker is a way for authors to search for literary agents and publishers, and keep accurate records
The past few months I have been revisiting a musical that I wrote about ten years ago, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Musical. I am
Save the Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You’ll Ever Need has been a staple for writers of all kinds: screenwriters, novelists, playwrights. But now,
I have a confession to make. I haven’t written anything new in six months. My hiatus started after writing 12,000 words of a new novel,
I’m directing a play at school and have been at rehearsals every day this week until late. Please enjoy this ever-popular post from NaNoWriMo 2016.
I am always looking for new and exciting tools to help with my writing. While editing my latest novel I came across the Hemingway Editor.
That Inevitable Victorian Thing, a YA novel by E.K. Johnson is delightfully historically mind-bending. The premise: What if Queen Victoria I persevered and grew the British