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.
Finding Your Place in the Writing Community
Writing can often seem like a solitary occupation, and for a new writer this can be discouraging. Sometimes it feels like you’re writing in a
new year, new genre
Well, we made it to December, everyone! Alleluia, 2020 is almost over! Normally, I’m trying to live in the moment, with all of the holiday
Technical pitfalls of self-publishing: what they don’t tell you.
Self-publishing through a platform that is set up to print and sell your children’s books online would be fabulous, if not for one huge drawback.
Three rules: being brutal enough when revising.
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
Revising Their Way to a Debut
As writers, we all know that the work starts to shine when we dig in to the revision. But how many times does it take
This Is How I Grow: Wesley Davies, Versatile Illustrator
This is How I Grow by Dia L. Michels was beautifully illustrated by new talent Wesley Davies whose digital art skilfully depicts various species
The Gift of SCBWI
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
The 7 Layer Cake Writing Method
Baking a 7 layer cake is like writing a story. You have so many tempting and tasty choices to make, and each new layer builds
Happy December, everyone! Can you believe the year is almost over? If you’re like me, you are trying to live in the moment, with all
Paul Czajak, Children’s Author and Critique Buddy Extraordinaire
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: My writing path crossed with Paul’s when he first joined our local NESCBWI critique group. We continued to share our writing journey
Happy Book Birthday, Roller Boy
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!