So you’ve finished the first draft of your new novel. Now what? I’ve edited half a dozen manuscripts in my writing endeavors, each one requiring
Guest post by Julie Hedlund I’ve been thinking a great deal about “layers” in picture books lately, for three reasons. The first is because I
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I found Danielle through her wonderful blog about picture books, “This Picture Book Life.” Her literary love is evident and I’ve been
I’m a stickler for getting things right. Scientific or historical inaccuracies REALLY BOTHER me. On the outside I’m polite and forgiving, but inside? I rail
If there’s one piece of writing advice I’ve heard at every conference and in nearly every writer’s article, it’s some variation of “Create Everyday”. As
I discovered Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog when I first began writing children’s books. I loved her Perfect Picture Book posts and I was even
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Katey Howes at the 2016 NESCBWI conference and her smile and warmth lit up the air around her. I’m so
Writing is a solitary profession. You face the page, the words head-on, alone with only your mind to feed your message. Letters accrue into
Like every industry, the publishing industry has a set of rules. Rules which both publishers and agents expect authors to follow. Many amazingly written manuscripts
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!
In the spirit of Flash Fiction, this post will be 500 words or less. The previous words count. So do these. You get the idea.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I connected with Linda, I noticed how much we have in common. For the sake of brevity, I’ll just mention these
GUEST POST By Kim Chaffee The roller coaster metaphor has been used many times to describe one’s journey through life. Today I’m using it to
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