Category: writing

Friday Fable: Sour Writers

You have probably heard the fable, Sour Grapes: A hungry fox snuck into a vineyard where ripe grapes hung from tall vines. The fox stood on his hind legs and snapped his jaws, eager for a taste. But the grapes hung just out of… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: Sour Writers”

Young Writers’ Workshops (What’s New Wednesday)

I went to my first ever writing workshop last week, and it was my own workshop. (Meaning that I had to stand at the front of the room rather than slouch in the back row.) I kept expecting the writing police to arrive at… Continue Reading “Young Writers’ Workshops (What’s New Wednesday)”

What’s New Wednesday: Book Awards and Celebrations!

The Blue Metropolis Children’s Festival starts today in Montreal! From April 18th through April 23rd, children’s authors will read and perform for young audiences at 55 venues across the city, and all of them ABSOLUTELY FREE!! I’ll be there on Thursday, April 19th at 10:00… Continue Reading “What’s New Wednesday: Book Awards and Celebrations!”

Friday Fable: The Writer in Debt

You may have heard the old fable, The Star Gazer: A man went walking every night just to gaze at the starry sky. He was so smitten by the beauty of the heavens that he never looked where he was going. One night he… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: The Writer in Debt”

Dear Disappointed Fan

I received two letters from readers last week. The first was a thankful email from the parent of a reluctant reader, an 11-year-old girl who read Walking Backward and really engaged with the story. That was such a nice letter to receive! I answered it with a thankful email… Continue Reading “Dear Disappointed Fan”

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