Tag: Craft

The Way Back – Part 6 “Finale”

I did it. It was scary at first, but I finally dove in.   Since last Friday I’ve been tossing weird “What if…” ideas around in my head. Nothing developed from them. So, I cheated. Just a little. On my laptop I keep EVERYTHING… Continue Reading “The Way Back – Part 6 “Finale””

The Way Back – Part 5

Wednesday night I sat in front of my laptop and REWROTE something. I started out revising a PB manuscript I’ve been working on for years. As I worked I could see LOTS of places that needed help – a lot of help. So, I… Continue Reading “The Way Back – Part 5”

The Way Back – Part 4

PTL! I’m eager to share with you how the Lord provided for me last week. I mentioned that I’m somewhat isolated because of my recent move. Well, since that post I found the Louisville Christian Writers (or https://www.facebook.com/lcwriters/)  who meet monthly just ten minutes… Continue Reading “The Way Back – Part 4”

The Way Back – Part 3

Step 4-USE ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES I need to review the basics, practice the intermediate things I’ve learned, and start learning something new to improve my writing and marketability. Easy-peasy, right? Websites and blogs for writers in every genre abound. Many have great archives. I’m… Continue Reading “The Way Back – Part 3”

The Way Back Part 2

I have to get my creative thinking back on track. Since December 30, I’ve been focused almost entirely on getting settled into our condo. Buying things, hanging things, returning things, unpacking things, donating unneeded things and cleaning things became all important to me. I… Continue Reading “The Way Back Part 2”

Writer’s Market Guides

Writer’s market guides abound! They are very useful when researching periodical and book markets for your manuscripts. Their formats vary, but they all include valuable information–much more than just a list of publishers. All include helpful indices, information about agents, articles about writing, submitting,… Continue Reading “Writer’s Market Guides”

Cheryl B.Klein

Last week I shared Cheryl Klein’s book Second Sight with you. Lots of meat in that one. This past weekend I attended the SCBWI-Carolinas Conference in Charlotte, NC. I picked up Klein’s new book The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. I can… Continue Reading “Cheryl B.Klein”

Second Sight

Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revision & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults By Cheryl B. Klein                  Published by Asterick Books in 2011   I enjoy reading and studying about writing and publishing through the lens of an editor. I like… Continue Reading “Second Sight”

The Best Pet of All

The Best Pet of All Written by David LaRochelle                      Illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama Published by Dutton Children’s Books in 2004 I like The Best Pet of All. It is a cute story. The illustrations are cute. The main character is a cute little boy.… Continue Reading “The Best Pet of All”

Yes You Can…

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career By Nancy I. Sanders Isn’t this the craziest book title you’ve ever seen? That’s what I was thinking for months before I finally gave in to… Continue Reading “Yes You Can…”

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