CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Angela, I absolutely loved your first book, Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built Illustrated by Paola Escobar.
Julie Hedlund is a wearer of many hats, and a woman of many talents. Her new picture book OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? is full of
As writers, any of us would be horrified to discover we submitted a query letter or manuscript baring/bearing an incorrect homophone. To help you avoid such mortification, TRICKY HOMOPHONES will reveal (and explain) ten of the trickiest pairs and trios.
Critiquing the work of others brings an ultra-awareness to the all-encompassing task of writing picture books. With fresh eyes, you present considerations and questions for others that are important to think about in your own writing, too. But when it comes to critiquing your own stories, fresh eyes are harder to come by.
Show them some love: flashbacks are powerful if used purposefully and introduced clearly.
Our stories are often long in gestation and as personal to us as if they were born of our flesh and blood. If you want
Encore post first published March, 2019. Shelving a story is a scary concept. You’ve put your heart and soul into this writing. Hours have been
Usually, when I post, I’m hoping to share some little pearl of wisdom I have picked up, or more recently, to extol the virtues of
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Leslea Newman is a well-known, award-winning #kidlit author. We are honored to have her here on Writers’ Rumpus. Leslea, you have quite
Writing is hard. The process of putting words on paper is far from easy. But it’s even worse when you try to put those words
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
The summer is drawing to a close, beach days are limited, school buses are starting up, but with the start of fall comes the start