Making sense of words, meaning, worlds, characters, and structures is what we do when we write. Whether fiction or nonfiction, we are called to research every element to enable the best reader-experience.
Writing picture books is not easy. It is a concentrated, deep, and selective process which we consider an art.
The free online education offered during Reading for Research Month (ReFoReMo) challenges writers to read picture books for writing research. Each weekday of March features
The school year is upon us, folks! As some of us gear up to get our kids ready again, let’s sharpen our structure skills with
What one professional hails as genius, another may label as slight. I’m challenging you to gather perspectives.
Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing
A mentor text review of a picture book that encourages traditions! (And making yummy applesauce!)
You say you love picture books, but you’re ready to venture into chapter books? Look no further! Princess Cora and the Crocodile, a picture book-storybook hybrid, just arrived and features the best of both worlds. The reader will not be disappointed by the Newbery/Caldecott winning pair of Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca.
Sometimes a book leaves an impression so deep that I internalize the emotions. It prompts me to find a new audience of eager children to
While watching The Peanuts Movie the other day, I was reminded of how much I empathize with Charlie Brown. This kid has inner conversation going
Have you ever noticed how much more you get done when working with a deadline? With the pressure on, you must perform! Are you up
When I look at our driveway, it’s clear that the neighborhood kids aren’t afraid to just draw. The only thing that wipes out their ideas
As creatives, we color by numbers all the time without even realizing it. We want to know if ____ is working for others and if ____ is normal and if ____ has ever happened to our creative friends.
About this time last year, ReFoReMo rolled out the red carpet and welcomed over 400 interested picture book writers to join in a research mission:
Does anyone else remember that Calgon slogan? For some reason, it stuck with me through childhood and continues to pop into my brain every time
Writing allows me to turn my internal reflections into external expression at my own pace. That must be why I connect on a deeper level