I've been told there must be opposition in all things. I don't know about that but it definitely rings true in picture books.
Hello, and welcome to the Land of Not. Have you been here before?
No, but you've visited Rejection City? Wonderful, I hope you enjoyed your tour.
But I think you'll find the Land of Not completely different.
Actually, probably not.
Well, let's get on with the tour, shall we?
Today I'm blogging about my least favorite subject - money.
Today's #AtoZChallenge post is all about length. For Writers, I'll discuss how long the book should be. For Readers, I talk about long-winded picture book titles (that are so good anyway).
If you happen to scroll down my homepage, you'll read that I write "for, about, and around children all day." But what you may not know is that I also READ for, about, to, and around children all day. So today's word is...
So I just wrote this blog post for the A to Z Challenge and just thought you might like to read it. Enjoy!
Whether you are visiting my blog for the first time or you've come before, Welcome! Thanks for stopping by. This is the next installment of my crazy A to Z Blogging Challenge. My theme this year is "For Writers and Readers." And today's word is...
I hope you are enjoying reading the many blogs participating in the A to Z Challenge this month. Today I'm going to talk about...
Today for the #AtoZChallenge I'd like to talk about an awesome word...
Hi Friends! I'm so glad you've stopped by because I finally got a chance to post in the official A to Z Blog.
But today will be different because today's word is...
Hello, Hello, Hello! Today I'm talking about the Echo, echo, echo! As part of the A to Z challenge.
I feel like a sorry excuse for a blogger not responding to the comments on my previous posts, but please know I feel the love!
So here we go, go, go!
As I was sorting my inbox so I could read and reply to A to Z blogs (if I ever catch up), I found another blogger's post titled "D is for Dialog". She may have spelled it differently, but I worried my post might become redundant.
Not so! This month Megan Morgan is on a mission to cure writers of this awful insanity we call writing. I whole-heartedly support her cause. If you have any hope of quitting, SAVE YOURSELF!
Unfortunately, I'm addicted. Beyond hope.
So my word today, like hers, is...
As I continue to play catchup, I hope everyone is enjoying their A to Z journey. I have some comments on my previous posts, plus any that come to visit today, and I simply MUST return the favor before posting a comment in the official A to Z blog. But before I do all that, let's talk about today's word...
Hello, Hello! Glad to see you at the second post of my A-to-Z Challenge. Actually I'm REALLY glad, because I'm still playing catchup and the fact you are here means you cared enough to come back! You're Awesome!
Today's word is...
This is my first post of the 2017 AtoZ Blogging Challenge. My theme this year is "For Writers and Readers" and today's word is "Animal." For Writers, I'll be sharing my ideas about when it's OK to have anthropomorphic animals in your story, and tips on how to do that effectively. For Readers, I'll talk about nonfiction animals, and why you might sometimes find them in the picture book (fiction) section.
Talk about a whirlwind month!
March went in like a lamb and out like a lion.
Every year for the month of April bloggers take on an amazing challenge where each day we write a blog post based on a letter of the alphabet.
This year, I had big plans which some wise writers quickly dissuaded me of. So without further ado, my theme for the AtoZ Blogging Challenge will be...
Quick shout out to the ReFoReMo peeps, who are feverously reading mentor picture books. Even if you aren't actively participating, I suggest you take a peek at the official blog for amazing tips on how published books can make you a better writer. (Link is at the bottom of this post)
If you are a math nerd, then you probably know all about Pi Day – No, not that kind of pie...
One of the great things Dr. Seuss did for Picture Books was to get more kids reading them. It's no wonder that we now celebrate his birthday with "Read Across America Day". Schools and authors everywhere are celebrating, and I hope you'll join in the fun!
How am I celebrating?
I'm entering Vivian's Kirkfield's #50PreciousWords contest!
*Clink *Clink* Is this thing on?
Oh! Sorry about that. Guess it's on.
Ahem! This is your Big Goals Blog Hop Cohost speaking with an important message:
I just entered a birthday blog giveaway and realized that picture book writers are pretty good at thinking like a kid.
Happy Presidents Day!
Warning: I'm about to talk about something you have a strong opinion in – Donald Trump.
It's that time of year again when great writers enter Susanna Leonard Hill's FAB-U-LOUS Valentiny Contest. Link and details are below my entry...
Never Text a Valentine
(My poem, written several years ago, seems appropriate):
Here I am
New Year's here again,
Looking at that same old list,
I wrote so long ago.
They say hindsight is 20/20,
But I don't really know.
I guess you have to turn around
to see if that is so.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)