To understand what makes light bulb ideas glow in creatives, you have to think big. But to understand how a physical light bulb glows, you have to think small.
I'm talking atom-sized.
And now, Folks, we bring you another blog post of the
Insecure Writer's Support Group
(handy clickable blog-hop website at the bottom of this post).
This month's question is...
July 7 question - What would make you quit writing?
Tada! I've joined the Party this year!
I have a THEME!
(But I came up with it late, so don't feel bad for not knowing it)
We often hear charities and others talk about “deserving people”, but what does that really mean?
In these trying times,
I am grateful because...
I love Christmas.
I really do.
But it sure takes a toll on my writing.
OK, fine, if you don't want to guess, I'll just tell you...
This post is part of the Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG) blog hop. That’s a wonderful hop where writers write about their insecurities and support each other by visiting others on the list. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the link to join the hop.
Each month there’s an optional question as part of the IWSG hop. This month's question is:
First, my updates:
1. No new boxes to mark off on my rejection bingo sheet
2. I’m back in the query trenches
3. My play Hot Fudge Pickles (adapted from Marilyn D. Anderson’s book of the same title) is being produced! Royalties have trickled into my Paypal account, but honestly, I didn’t do it for the pennies. I’m just excited someone’s putting the play on!
Second, I want to share a picture book biography that I love, even if I don’t agree with everything in it.
I guess you could say I’m a “long-time reader, first-time blogger” to the Insecure Writers Support Group.
Yep, that image over there means I’m finally jumping on the IWSG blog hop.
Every 4th of July that I can remember, my family would sit and watch the fireworks. Each firework always got the same response: ooh, Ahhh, Ohhh.
Sounds like that would get boring. But it wasn't because there was a lot of giggling intermixed.
My daughter is weird.
When she was four, her two front teeth became abscessed. They had to be pulled.
Before you pity her, though, read on.
This little girl was so excited to get her front teeth pulled by “Dr. Don” that the night before she told her older brother, “na na, na NA na, I’m getting my teeth pulled and you don’t. na na, na NA na!”
Her brother was not envious.
All right, I have just discovered, and am sorry to announce,
The English alphabet has failed us.
One day my son heard a really funny joke and said, “lol.”
He pronounced it like “lull”.
I did laugh out loud then.
I come from the generation that invented that word!
I can’t exactly recall which of my children was in kindergarten when I heard this, but there was a song taught about Annie who loved to scream. The song was designed to teach budding readers the short ‘a’ sound. So in the song, “Annie said Aaaaaa…”
Can’t remember the rest of it.
It’s the last Friday of October and you know what that means…
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.
*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:
The Children's Book Academy is hosting a free webinar September 14th 5:30pm PDT /8:30pm Eastern "Ten Things Every Picture Book Writer or Illustrator Should Know"
To Sign up: http://bit.ly/1POJs68
Most of you know how informative and fun Mira's webinars are, this one promises to be no exception! Aside from learning great tips, you'll learn more about the upcoming course "The Craft and Business of Illustrating Picture Books".
Can't wait for the webinar? Check out my post on how fun Mira's courses are and why illustrators will find her class more than worth the price.
Also test your illustrator knowledge with this fun quiz.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)