Tag: Writing for Children

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Owl Moon

Owl Moon    A Caldecott Medal Book  By Jane Yolen    Illustrated by John Schoenherr Published by Philomel Books in 1987 I sort of assume that anyone who enjoys picture books enjoys Jane Yolen’s Owl Moon. I know it was one of the first picture books…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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