Tag: writing

Ottawa Teen Author Fest: Write On!

If you’re a young writer in the Ottawa area, please come out on Wednesday for a discussion panel of YA authors, part of the Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Author Fest. Here’s the blurb: Write On!Find out what it takes to write like a pro… Continue Reading “Ottawa Teen Author Fest: Write On!”

The Beach Bag and the Booker Prize

You may have heard the old story of the Rooster and the Jewel: One day, a rooster was scratching at the straw in the farmyard, looking for nourishment, when he came across a string of pearls (dropped by a wealthy landowner on his way to… Continue Reading “The Beach Bag and the Booker Prize”

What’s New: March Madness

If you need help keeping to a daily word count – or sticking to any other writing or reading goal – and you just can’t wait till November, think about joining March Madness. AKA an Almost-Nano Challenge. Open to writers, readers, bloggers, and illustrators who want to set some goals… Continue Reading “What’s New: March Madness”

Friday Fable: One Good Turn Deserves Another

You may have heard of the old fable, “The Ant and the Dove”: An ant stopped at a fountain one morning to quench his thirst, but he slipped into the water and began to drown. A passing dove, seeing the ant’s plight, snapped a… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: One Good Turn Deserves Another”

Last Stop on the Tour

Today I wrote a guest post for the book blog, “I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read.” It’s my response to someone who wanted to “dumb down” an adult novel to sell to the teen market. Check it out. Thanks to all the great… Continue Reading “Last Stop on the Tour”

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