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
I’m directing a play at school and have been at rehearsals every day this week until late. Please enjoy this ever-popular post from NaNoWriMo 2016.
Attention procrastinators! Do you still need to make some New Year’s resolutions about your writing or illustrating? If so, you’re in luck! Here is a
Carol Gordon Ekster: Ruth Spiro is one of those wonderful #kidlit folks that I connected with through our shared experience of being alumni of Jane Yolen’s
Writing is a solitary profession. You face the page, the words head-on, alone with only your mind to feed your message. Letters accrue into
GUEST POST By Kim Chaffee The roller coaster metaphor has been used many times to describe one’s journey through life. Today I’m using it to
Last month, I participated in a 24 Hour Play Festival as a playwright. Essentially, I was locked in a theatre with a group of writers
An exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum showcases a career. Ed and Barbara Emberley started a family of successful children’s book creators.
In her book Upstream the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver says of creative commitment, “There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless,
This post really resonates with me this month, so I’m sharing it again. Recently, an old friend wrote to say that he feared his days
Ever since my first SCBWI conference I have touted the importance of attending these functions to every writer who asks me how to get published.
Carol Gordon Ekster: I had the pleasure of living in the same town as Alyson and watching her grow up into a beautiful, intelligent, and
With end of November last week, many people in the writing community struggled with finishing their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo. If you were one
Perseverance. It might be my favorite word. I’ve blogged about it before, here (talking about querying) and here (talking about rejection). Recently, one of my