Tag: creative process

Friday Fable: The Climax that went “meh”

You may know the old tale, “The Mountain in Labour:” A magnificent mountain began to rumble one day, and it made such a mighty noise that it was heard across the land, and people came from far and wide to witness the wonder that was…

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…

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:…

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…

Friday Fable: The Writer and the 138,000 word manuscript

You may know the old story, The Boy and the Nuts: A child visiting a wealthy home was pleased to find on the table a jar full of nuts and figs. (This was in the days before Skittles, keep in mind.) He plunged his…

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