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.
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
I always enjoy Writers’ Rumpus blog posts, whether they be debut book announcements, interviews with prolific authors and illustrators, or timely tips of the trade.
The Children’s Book Industry vs. the Pandemic
Publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators now heroically face an invisible foe. However, creative people have powerful solutions and wise workarounds to battle this hazard. The
Nerp! Sarah Lynne Reul’s Newest
Something especially for Covid19 shut-in kids: Sarah Lynne Reul reads aloud her book The Breaking News here. The book is particularly pertinent now in view
Legacy: Teri Weidner
In tribute to a beautiful person One day Teri Weidner baked brownies for an illustrators’ party. She sprinkled on coconut “snow” and outlined a bear print
A Plethora of Podcasts
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
Support Greta’s message: Write now
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?
Two reviews: Smile! and A Green Place To Be
Today I have the pleasure of reviewing two marvelous non-fiction books that Candlewick sent here. I chose these from the publisher’s new releases list because
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
Interview with picture book author Ame Dyckman
Amy Courage: Today on Writers’ Rumpus, we’re joined by Ame Dyckman, the author of numerous funny and sweet picture books, including WOLFIE THE BUNNY, YOU
The Wonderful Wordless Spread
The art of the wordless spread is a thing of beauty. It leaves room for the reader to react to the story without being told