“The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects — nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs — ball them together and make them bounce.” —
Recently, my book PET THE PETS (my third book … and very first novelty/lift –the-flap book) was released into the world! The concept began as
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I first started my own writing career, it seemed every #kidlit event I went to I’d bump into Anne Broyles. And
Today’s the day that my second picture book, ALLIE ALL ALONG, becomes available wherever books are sold! On the surface, the story is about toddler
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
Emma started her career with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, where she worked in the marketing department before joining the Aladdin editorial team. After leaving
When the first book in the TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE series came out, I interviewed Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson on Writers’ Rumpus.
One aspect to world building which is crucial in any speculative fiction is deciding on the magic system of the world. This expands beyond the
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I just love social media. I connected with Nancy when we both had picture book birthdays on the same day, September 1,
Even if you don’t have as much BIC time or that laser focus, there are still many valuable ways to be productive during these summer months.
One of my favorite world building tips comes from Victoria Schwab. In her “On Worldbuilding” video she says that as an author, we are only
Guest Post by Rebecca Crockett A few months ago I had an incredible opportunity to discuss my work with a high-level editor at a well-known