Confession: While I’m incredibly inspired by each Olympic athlete, my current personal best is an occasional sprint to the fridge between competitions. Thus, I hereby justify my Olympic-binge-watching by offering three #writingprocess take-aways. #amwriting reminders too. Dive in. When I teach the WRITING PROCESS, I neglect one of the hardest parts: The WAITING PROCESS. Like an athlete’s Olympic… Read more »
You’re my Liebster! 11 questions about lobsters, books, and blogs.
Any FRIENDS fans out there, my #kidlit pals? When I was nominated by JEN Garrett over at LexicalCreations for the LIEBSTER AWARD, THIS IS WHERE MY BRAIN WENT. As it turns out, LOBSTERS and LIEBSTERS share a few key points. On FRIENDS, Ross tells Rachel she’s his lobster because–according to Phoebe–lobsters mate for life. The LIEBSTER is… Read more »
Interview with a Hamster: Humphrey & Betty Birney
A certain HAMSTER took over my blog while I was interviewing my writer pal, BETTY BIRNEY. Don’t believe me? Read on… It started out innocently enough with a few questions for Betty: (Check out the full bio of this Emmy/Children’s Choice/Humanitas award winner on her web site.) Q 1. Where did Humphrey get his name? Betty… Read more »
Writing Non-Fiction: 5 reasons why author Connie Goldsmith is da bomb…literally.
Meet CONNIE GOLDSMITH: AWARD WINNING AUTHOR of fourteen books (15th, 16th, and 17th in progress!) former Assistant RA of SCBWI CA North/Central Children’s Book reviewer –of over 700 books for regional parenting publications as well as the New York Journal of Books– —> Anyone thinking of writing non-fiction for kids can learn a lot from… Read more »