I was reading an article written by my Rabbi in our Temple bulletin. He was writing about the balance between conceit and humility. We can’t
Category: Writing – Picture Books
Meet the Clever Picture Book Rhymer, Josh Funk
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Josh Funk is clever, kind, and funny. He’s in my on-line critique group and part of the New England chapter of SCBWI,
Cornering Your Passion to Boost Your Growth
As soon as you walk into my house, you get a glimpse of my office. It is not neat. It is not tidy. The floor
What’s So Great About ReFoReMo?
ReFo…what? Well, you can pronounce it in four syllables just like it looks, or you can change it up to be a reforming word—REFOReM-O—since this
Should you follow a formula when #writing #picturebooks ?
When I first started writing picture books about twelve years ago, I wasn’t aware there was a “formula” for writing them. I wrote from my
Does writing take courage? You bet!
By Carol Ekster I believe all that matters in life requires courage. I read that in Yoga Journal magazine. Sharing your art was one of
Meet the talented children’s author, April Pulley Sayre.
I first met April at Kindling Words, a writing retreat. We happened to have gotten paired together for a funny ice-breaking activity of looking into
Writing in Rhyme
By Liz LeSavoy Do you think in rhyme all of the time? Do your stories evolve with a rhythm to resolve? I’ve always loved the
Meet amazing author/illustrator: Jenny Kostecki-Shaw
I loved Jenny Kostecki-Shaw’s work from the minute I read her books. They are beautifully illustrated with wonderful themes – kid friendly and parent friendly.
Interview of Dr. Mira Reisberg, Phenomenal Teacher and Mentor
Dr. Mira Reisberg is a font of knowledge. Her passion for children’s literature and children’s book writers is obvious in everything that she does. I’ve
Ish, A Fantastic Picture Book
By Carol Ekster I read everything I can about children’s books – the SCBWI Bulletin, Children’s Writers Magazine, kidlit blogs, Publisher’s Weekly, etc., so I
Interview with Katie Davis
I met Katie Davis at the NESCBWI Conference last spring. Her energy is unrivaled and her books are delightful. I’m thrilled for the privilege of interviewing