I just finished an amazing course in picture book writing from the Picture Book Academy. It was both informative and inspirational.
Every artist and writer needs an inspiration boost sometimes. Here’s a list of resources to keep handy. I’ve used most of them at one time or another and am looking forward to checking out others I haven’t tried.
If your favorite book, podcast, or video isn’t listed, please share it in the comments!
I have been looking through old manuscripts. I don’t believe how many I have! You probably have too. At any rate, I have decided to post some of my old (very old) poems here. They are from the 80s when we lived in Los Angeles. In case you are wondering, the “I” in each is a character, not me. They are fiction. You, as a fellow author, know how these “people” take form from words and images. That is the greatest delight in writing.
The title of this particular poem is “Mask.” We all have many of them, each suited to a different occasion. They are our most important social accessories, but sometimes, they come off.
Today’s subject for Robert Brewer’s blog is suffering. Click on the link below to read the contributions of the community and add your own. Mine is below. Don’t worry about me, LOL, the speaker in the poem is suffering. I am fine. I wanted to get inside the feeling and went back to periods in the distant past when I experienced it.