Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
Expressing a character’s Inner Thoughts is the exact opposite of the whole “show don’t tell” mantra and philosophy we hear from every corner. But still – we DO need those Inner Thoughts. Here’s how to do it right.
A chain story is my personal favorite type of predictable story structure. Here’s what it is, with some great examples.
Deciding your Author Niche is an important ingredient in successfully selling yourself to readers, agents and editors alike. Take these 4 steps!
Whether you are in the midst of a blog tour or just wanting to share your thoughts, GSB welcomes you. Here’s the skinny on GSB’s Guest Blog Guidelines.
What exactly is a Familiar Sequence Book and why would you want to write one? Here’s the scoop on what this story form is, what it isn’t, and why they’re loved by kids and teachers alike.
If you want to be a successful author, you need an author business plan. Join me in this step-by-step process.
The Stonecutter is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message. It’s one of my favorites, but seriously needs an update.
The Fisherman and His Wife is an old folktale you might update, adapt and illustrate. This is a Chain Story, a.k.a. Circular Story, with a powerful message.
Contributing writer Amy Koerner gives us the scoop on the London Book Fair. Here’s what the fair offers authors.
If you can’t find the time to write, here’s my best fix for that. Find out how to write every single day no matter how crazy your schedule.
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