Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
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.
Powells is MUCH more than one of the largest indie bookshop chains. Get the scoop on how and why Powells is important to YOU, even if you don’t live in Portland.
What is the difference between an illustrated book, a comic book, a wimmelbook and a graphic novel? Here is a list of the different types of books with pictures – and what distinguishes one from all the others.
It’s important to pay attention and get inspiration from what’s happening around us. Observation and perception is what makes us writers. Here’s a creative writing exercise that honors International Women’s Day.
Every month, I read a storybook to kids at the library. This February, I found myself choosing to read a self published book instead of one by Mac Barnett. Here’s the story of how a story with baby turtles won me over – and everyone else.
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