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.
If you have ever been told you couldn’t do something, or that you should just give up, here’s an article you should read right now. It isn’t just for writers or illustrators. It’s for everyone with a dream.
Even if you are not doing any of the challenges this November, you can take a giant step toward completing a current project by reading some of the blogs, following Facebook pages, or downloading resources. Today’s post on Tara Lazar’s blog is from James Burks, a graphic novelist, but is not about writing, at least not directly. It is about becoming a runner. It’s a quick read and worth it. The link below will take you there.
This morning, before heading off to shower and then getting to work on my various challenges, I’d like to share an excellent interview with the author of the smash-hit Lemony Snicket series.
Into every writer’s life, a little rain must fall, sometimes even a hurricane. Here’s a post about the realities of being a writer in New York in the aftermath of the biggest hurricane to hit the city in memory. Everyone has interruptions, but this is ridiculous.
To everyone on the Atlantic Coast, our thoughts are with you.
Inspiration for Picture Book Idea Month! Here’s an interview with Lisa Anchin.
In the days before National Picture Book Idea Month, it’s fun to look at favorite picture books by other authors and illustrators. Today, with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the east coast of the United States (friends and family there–you are in our thoughts), the beautiful classic Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey comes to mind. In McCloskey’s books, the setting was a character.
Thinking about your own life, what places are special to you? What story ideas do they inspire?
If you have time this afternoon, you might want to read this delightful interview with a fascinating author.