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.
I participated in the Arlington (Massachusetts) Book Festival last weekend, one of three on a panel discussing revision, and the moderator popped a surprise question
We all know a book that touched our life, that made us cry or laugh out loud. I know I’m preaching to the choir here.
This is a story about book people, a table, and some croc-a-mole. Once upon a time Ron McCutchan, then Art Director for Cricket Magazine, had
Writers’ Rumpus has lost one of our own. I was surprised to discover, when I looked back through our writing group’s attendance lists, that Liz
We Need Diverse Books. Four simple words. This movement is not a trend or a fad, but a way of life. Diversity is all around
It started with an idea and a passion. To write. To find readers. And to get paid. Six months ago I decided to take myself
Motivational posters are often parodied (like the one with the kitty above). But without it you won’t get too far out of bed, or off the couch, or reach your writing goals.
This past weekend I was fortunate to attend the annual spring conference of the New England chapter of SCBWI. This year’s conference theme was “The
You’ve heard of Burning Man, right? The arty, fire-infused festival takes place each Labor Day week in the middle of the 400 square mile Black
Linus Pauling, the noted American chemist said, “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” I’m definitely not a
Today, September 1st, 2015, Dr. Phil turns 65. Today, September 1st, 2015, parents are waving goodbye to their magical British children boarding the Hogwarts Express. But most
Writers’ Rumpus is 2 years old this week! Our first post, Let the Writers’ Rumpus Start!, went live on June 11, 2013. Since then, we’ve
Last year a pair of second graders, Cianna and Laura, came to me with a proposal. “Ms. Potoma, we would like to have a book