Category: Writing Craft

Writing in rhyme

Children love both rhythm and rhyme. Toddlers and preschoolers can’t help but groove to music that has both elements. Even we adults find ourselves tapping our toes and bouncing to the beat of whatever is coming from our car radios. Rhythm is part of…

Tales of my NF PB Biography

Where to Start? A month ago I was challenged to tackle writing a nonfiction picture book. A biography, specifically. My friend told me to brainstorm topics that interest me and start my research there. But I quickly became stuck! I am passionate about Christ,…

online sites for writers

Online Educational Sites for Writers (as of April, 2020) Agent Query                                       https://www.agentquery.com/default.aspx American Library Association           http://www.ala.org/alsc/ Build Book Buzz-terms                      https://buildbookbuzz.com/book-publishing-terms/ Writer’s Digest University                 https://www.writersonlineworkshops.com/ Writer’s Digest                                   https://www.writersdigest.com/ KidLit-voice                                      Reading Your Way to Great Writing Voice S.T.E.M.                                             https://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/STEM-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics ThoughtCo.                                         https://www.thoughtco.com/ Mentors for Rent                   …

My Writing Area

You might remember my rather old and clunky writing area from last year. My desk was a makeshift and I had boxes stacked around me. NO MORE! My wonderful family surprised me last Christmas with an elegant new desk. While I was out of…

Monthly Writing Goals

I work well setting overarching goals. I don’t do well with micro goals. If you work the same way you may want to download this chart I created. Here is a PDF version to print and fill in. And here is an RTF version…

Write2Ignite Conference Recap

What a joy to spend time with old friends — especially old writing friends! And this year I had the fun of bringing my grandson, Mikey, along for the Teen Track. The Write2Ignite Conference for Christian Writers of Literature for Children and Young Adults…

Guest Post at Almost An Author

Hi, writers! Please pop over to Almost An Author to read my guest post “Your Fifteen Minutes” with an editor or agent. Thanks!

MY PINTEREST

I opened a PINTEREST account more than a year ago. Then promptly ignored it. I’ll bet you’ve done something similar before, too. However, a couple of months ago I decided it was time to revisit, learn, conquer the beast. I’m glad I did. Now…

Online Resources for Writers–Picture Book Builders

Picture Book Builders is a blog about picture books. It features reviews of picture books by authors of picture books.  Whether you are a writer of picture book manuscripts, or a parent or teacher looking for great picture books to share with the children…

Online Courses for Christian Writers

Online Courses for Christian Writers by Jean Matthew Hall Writers can find thousands of online courses to improve their skills. Today I’m directing you to two online sources for continuing education for those who write from a Christian worldview. Serious Writer Academy was started by…

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