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
As you might remember, I absolutely love the Spring conference run by the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
of Rob Broder is Publisher of Ripple Grove Press, an independent, family-run children’s book publishing company. He and his wife Amanda started Ripple Grove Press
Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing in circles? Have you ever felt like you’re writing
You’ve revised and polished your manuscript, which your critique group has been helping you tweak, and perhaps you’ve even received feedback from a beta reader.
In my travels over the interwebs, I came across The Manuscript Academy, a website partnered with Manuscript Wish List, that provides classes and conferences that
To write a good book, you need a killer plot with no plot holes, a vivid setting, and characters that stay with the reader long
Have you ever come across a picture book and found it difficult to determine who created the illustrations? Most of the time, the illustrator’s name
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Laya, what led you to become a writer for children? LAYA STEINBERG: The one-word answer: children. Mine. I know, that’s two words. Probably
Or, Why you shouldn’t talk during your own critiques An encore post from 2014. Have you ever been part of a focus group? Eight to
So you’ve finished the first draft of your new novel. Now what? I’ve edited half a dozen manuscripts in my writing endeavors, each one requiring
Like every industry, the publishing industry has a set of rules. Rules which both publishers and agents expect authors to follow. Many amazingly written manuscripts
In the spirit of Flash Fiction, this post will be 500 words or less. The previous words count. So do these. You get the idea.
Congratulations New England Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators! Celebrating forty-five years of influencing and encouraging quality children’s literature and capping it off with