1. Get started! Incredible author/illustrator, Melissa Sweet said: “We don’t have to know what we’re going to make, we just have to get started.”
This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators New England regional conference (NESCBWI) While there, I
Last month, I participated in a 24 Hour Play Festival as a playwright. Essentially, I was locked in a theatre with a group of writers
Just a couple of weeks ago, the announcement went out for my debut picture book, The Breaking News (Roaring Brook/Macmillan, Winter 2018). My writing and
Teaching was my first passion. Even before I went to school, I played teacher with all who would study under me. And then I became
This is the second part of an interview with the amazingly talented Emberley family, all of whom have careers in the children’s book field. In
I write fantasy adventures, but I’m not adventurous when it comes to writing tools. I’ve always been a Microsoft Word person. And even with Word,
By: Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone We’re joining you today from the land of co-writing to (hooray!!) reveal the cover for our first joint venture!
In her book Upstream the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver says of creative commitment, “There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless,
The story of the word count I imagine most resembles the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The aspiring writer steps into a publishing house,
Writers of all ages struggle with proper comma usage. As a writer myself, I agree that plot, characters, and word choice are infinitely more important
Ever since my first SCBWI conference I have touted the importance of attending these functions to every writer who asks me how to get published.
Reading for Research 2017 Challege!
One of the hardest aspects of writing a novel, a good novel, is creating characters that are relatable. Whether you’re writing a 300 word picture