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
Do you write or illustrate picture books? Throughout 2020, Writers’ Rumpus will post a monthly list of online challenges, courses, contests, and events for picture
In tribute to a beautiful person One day Teri Weidner baked brownies for an illustrators’ party. She sprinkled on coconut “snow” and outlined a bear print
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
Carol Gordon Ekster: It’s such a small #kidlit community. I’ve interviewed two of your critique buddies and they sent you to me. I’m honored and
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
By Alli Brydon When Lonely Planet Kids approached me last year to write a children’s book of myths and legends from cultures across the world,
Picture books that gently address the issues of grief and loss are a tremendous resource to help families navigate such difficult times, especially during holidays when the absence of a beloved family member is keenly felt by all.
If you aren’t listening to podcasts these days you are really missing out on tons of useful content. From interviews with industry professionals and reviews
Do you ever get a book idea in your head but don’t know where it’s going? Do you find that you have a saggy middle?
I recommend GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE not only as a compelling, gorgeously written YA novel, but also as an exceptional world building mentor text.
As Halloween approaches, author Josh Roberts talks with us about what makes for a great spooky middle grade novel.