Tag: inspiration

Five things to Love about Fall

There are the leaves, of course. There’s the back-to-school energy. There’s the first fire in the woodstove. There are, ahem, the shoes. (Yeah, I know, but I have some beloved closed-toed numbers I haven’t worn all summer.) And there is one grossly under-appreciated Fall wonder: the mushrooms….

Freewriting

Freewriting is a practice I first learned about in Spilling Ink (A Young Writer’s Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter). It’s simple: Once a day, begin to write and don’t stop – don’t take that pen off the page or those fingers off…

Guest Author Interview (No Need to Blog Today)

I was interviewed on Cubicle Blindness today, a reader review blog that had some nice things to say about All Good Children. Krista asked some great questions, like: The main character Max got excited at the fact that he got to fight. He seemed to want to…

Where do you get your Ideas?

The new kitten People always ask writers, “Where do you get your ideas?” (Okay, not many people have asked me that yet, but once I have more titles to my credit, they’ll start asking.) Really good ideas for a book – the sort of premises Michael Chricton…

Good News

First, my plane did not crash. (Make that planes, five of them, and not a single one crashed. What luck!) So I am back at home, alive, perfectly able to edit my draft novel/monstrosity before anyone reads it. But after two weeks vacation, I really don’t feel like…

Too Many Books to Write

I’m not the only writer with 18 books in progress, am I? I love a story when it’s still in the bud and bursting with potential. I most often write picture books, which are very short and take up little file space. A few of my PBs-in-progress are first drafts, but most are…

New Discouragements and New Motivations

A friend of a friend has gone into the same large bookstore three times to request my book, without any luck. The store had two copies in October–each store in the chain seemed to receive two copies of my book–but when those were quickly sold, they didn’t order more. The…

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