Category: writing

Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (Fearless February Day 10)

Arachnophobia. The fear of spiders. This is the most common animal phobia – which goes to show how irrational phobias are, since dogs and horses kill way more people each year than spiders. Spiders are creepy, I’ll admit. Those fangs, those eyes, the clicking… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Spiders? (Fearless February Day 10)”

Friday Fable: The Ass with the Draft Manuscript

You may know the old story of The Ass in the Lion’s Skin: One day, an ass spotted a lion’s skin that some hunters had left on the ground. The ass was tired of being treated like an ass, so he draped the lion’s… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Ass with the Draft Manuscript”

Friday Fable: The Once-Published Writers and the Un-Published Writers

You may know the old story of The Hares and the Frogs: Once there were three hares who were always stressed out by all the predators in the fields. If it wasn’t a fox in the grass, it was an eagle overhead. Hare life… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Once-Published Writers and the Un-Published Writers”

Quick Write

I’m very pleased to participate in the Children’s Illustrators’ Studio MASH-UP this week. The Mash-up pairs a writer and illustrator in a blind creation process that grows from just a name, a species, a trade and a location. Last week I got my instructions:… Continue Reading “Quick Write”

There’s more to life than books, you know.

I’m tagging along with my husband on some work travel. I flew across the country yesterday evening, drove for an hour through the dark to our hotel, and collapsed into bed thinking, “While Geoff’s at work tomorrow, I’ll work in my room. I’ll get… Continue Reading “There’s more to life than books, you know.”

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