The free online education offered during Reading for Research Month (ReFoReMo) challenges writers to read picture books for writing research. Each weekday of March features
Racing through the mall Voice croaking like a frog Wishing you were home sweet home Perusing your favorite blog! Is it my imagination, or does
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
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Jamie at the NESCBWI ’18 conference. We were both attendees at one of Jane Yolen’s boot camps and so we
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
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
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.
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
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I first started my own writing career, it seemed every #kidlit event I went to I’d bump into Anne Broyles. And
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I just love social media. I connected with Nancy when we both had picture book birthdays on the same day, September 1,
Even if you don’t have as much BIC time or that laser focus, there are still many valuable ways to be productive during these summer months.
On February 14th Diana Haneski, the library media specialist at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, saved the lives of fifty students and
Welcome to Part TWO of Vexing Vocabulary. Part ONE covered ME, MYSELF, & I, LESS/FEWER, YOUR/YOU’RE, ITS/IT’S, EFFECT/AFFECT, and TOWARD/TOWARDS. If you’d like TO read
Looking to engage your reader and increase the emotional tension in your picture book? Write a purposeful page turn.
As an ELA/SAT tutor and member of multiple kidlit writing groups, I’ve noticed certain words cause more vexation than others. Worry no more! My goal