A few years ago I took up writing limericks for National Poetry Month. Writing a limerick a day is both fun and difficult. What helped
Do you write or illustrate picture books? Throughout 2020, Writers’ Rumpus will post a monthly list of online challenges, courses, contests, and events for picture
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
If you aren’t listening to podcasts these days you are really missing out on tons of useful content. From interviews with industry professionals and reviews
Do you ever get a book idea in your head but don’t know where it’s going? Do you find that you have a saggy middle?
When sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg says to adults, “Our house is on fire,” and “Our lives are in your hands,” we must listen. And act. How?
Whenever, however, and wherever you choose to insert dialogue tags, it helps to know the punctuation rules!
Are you overwhelmed with your writing TO-DO list? Do you feel like there’s more to do that you can do? Sadly, this is something that
A friend once told me that if she didn’t have to write, if there weren’t stories building themselves in her head constantly, her life would
Every field has its own jargon — words, terms, and acronyms that sound like a whole special language. Publishing is no exception. What’s a newbie
Guest Post by Lynne Marie Happy 4th of July, Everyone! I’ll start out with an admission — I write books about holidays. Now, the surprising