How to Write a Chapter Book from an Expert

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.

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Get Into Your Writing Flow with a Personal Ritual, or Not

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.

Writing Rituals: Routines and Strange Habits of Writers and Authors | Kellie Elmore.

An Interview with Meg Rosoff

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.

Meg Rosoff: ‘Writers are naturally questioning, fairly dark people’  – Martha Brockenbrough – author – martha brockenbrough – author.

I Left My Heart in Dimension X « John M Cusick

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.

I Left My Heart in Dimension X « John M Cusick.

Picture Book Idea Month Resources and Inspiration

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.

PiBoIdMo « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

An Interview with Author Jane Yolen | Books

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.

An Interview with Author Jane Yolen | Books.