Congratulations! You wrote the manuscript, sold the manuscript, and revised the manuscript. You’ve seen the art and finalized the title. Now, it’s time to decide to whom you will dedicate your book.
Category: Writing – Picture Books
Write What You LOVE
Before writing about what you love, it helps to identify your ten greatest passions first. Think of this as creating your personal inspirational guide. You’re welcome to peruse my list before or after you write yours.
January Picture Book Opportunities
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for January, 2022
It Only Took a Mere Two Decades to Become an Overnight Success
Here we are on the Eve of Christmas Eve and the 6th night of Hanukkah. Our menorah candles are burning bright. The Christmas lights twinkle. Cookies are cooling. And latkes sizzle in the pan. I love it when both holidays overlap as they do in my book, Latkes for Santa Claus.
Before We Turn the Page: The 2022 Writers’ Rumpus Year in Review
2022 brought a marvelous array of posts to inspire, inform, teach, and delight Writers’ Rumpus readers, but don’t fret if you missed one here or there. Each December, it’s my honor to highlight one post from each of our talented contributors with an image, a link, and a brief summary. So kick back with your favorite beverage and cuddly blanket while you peruse the 2022 Writers’ Rumpus Review.
#kidlit Interview with the fabulous author, JYOTI RAJAN GOPAL
Carol Gordon Ekster: Having connected with Jyoti through the Courage to Create program through the Writing Barn, I wanted to share her wisdom, strength, and
Keep Calm and Ask a Librarian!
Over the past few years, in my role as an Elementary Literacy Coach, I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Tinamarie Sheckells, the most amazing Elementary Librarian a School District could ever hope for. She is kind, brilliant, humble, and possesses a wealth of information (which you will see for yourself!)
December Picture Book Opportunities
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for December, 2022
Keeping a Series Fresh with Kid-Friendly Conflicts and Changing Genres
Josh Funk shares tips and anecdotes about keeping the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series fresh with relatable conflicts and swapping genres in each subsequent release.
When Book People are Passionate
Creating a Bookstore, Its Book, and a Dwelling for a Squirrel
November Picture Book Opportunities
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for November, 2022
Self-Publishing a Picture Book: A Primer From the Author of THE DAY MY BEST FRIEND AND A MIGRAINE SLEPT OVER
THE DAY MY BEST FRIEND AND A MIGRAINE SLEPT OVER published on October 11, and I’m back to share some practical details about the self-publishing process. Hope they’re helpful!