Interested in writing for children? Don’t miss this great post on literary agent Jill Corcoran’s blog. While you’re there, check out other useful information for writers. I have heard her speak at conferences. Writers who have her as an agent are very lucky. She is warm, honest, and experienced.
If you are revising a book, don’t miss this series of author interviews.
Here’s an inspiring post from the Writer’s Digest site. Remember why you wanted to be a writer. Aim for the stars.
Authors (and other artists) often have rituals that move them into that creative “sweet spot” for each work session. Do you have one? Are you aware of it? Would having one help?
Click on the link below to read a post about the routines of some famous writers.
Picture people, here’s an interview with award-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky.
I’m not going to SCBWI’s winter conference in New York this year, but I am still going to follow the conference blog. Here’s an interview from the keynote speaker, Meg Rosoff.
I just discovered a great new blog. It’s from literary agent John M. Cusick. He represents works for young people. I heard about him in an e-mail announcing a webinar he will be offering through Writer’s Digest. It is about writing and selling science fiction and fantasy.
I wanted to find out more about him and plugged his name into Google. The post below caught my eye. It is about his encounter with Bruce Coville at the Rutgers On-on-One conference. I like him. : ). I am following his blog. You may want to follow it, too.
If you didn’t register for Picture Book Idea Month, or you have not been following the great discussions on the group’s Facebook page, you can still benefit from the great advice and inspiration connected with the event. Go to Tara’s blog and look for the list of guest bloggers. Each is a link, and each post is a treasure for picture book writers.
The link below will take you to the blog.
Find out how a new picture book, Flap, came to be in this interview by Laura Miller.
Here’s a fascinating interview with Jane Yolen. She discusses, among other things, folklore and “fakelore.” If you’re curious about the difference, click on the link. As writers, whether knowingly or not, we churn up the story material of previous generations, and the study of traditional stories is a very good idea.