The love of my life passed away last November after a hard and difficult fight with Colon Cancer. Such a rough year. It has taken me time to adjust and to regain my footing. I look at everything different now.
I started a few projects, at first for therapy and as an escape. Some fell apart, but some have grown and nourished me.
So I'm back and slowly but surely I'll continue with my passion for children's art and literature.
Thanks for waiting.....
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Just finished reading STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron. What a superb book on novel writing.
She digs deep, getting to the meat of the novel, beginning with your protagonist's misbelief and how this is essential to everything you write.
She explains how to use scene cards, plot points, and brain storming ideas. Plus so much more. I give it 5 stars and so will you.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Started on a new project. A picture book I've been working on in my head for some time. It's still in its infant stage, but I can't wait to see how it fills out.
How to Write a Children's Book by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock Check out all three volumes! All excellent!
Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Spending a little time playing and getting to see exactly how much I can push them.
There are lots of youtube videos on how to use them, if you need a little help.
Check them out and you'll find all sort of amazing things they can do.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Monday, November 14, 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
My critique group is getting together for shop talk, food, and a sip of wine this week. Our assignment-- to bring a great pitch for the project you are currently working on.
I found an excellent pitching formula from Jessica Sinsheimer on Twitter this week.
"MC wants to GOAL but can't because of CONFLICT
so s/he does ___________ which results in ___________________."
Is this great or what?
She has 28 retweets and counting, so others think so too.Thanks Jessica------
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
And since I'm so deep into a final revision and resubmit with a looming deadline,
I'm leaving my two pals here.
Hey, they are not rats but white squirrels --
Oh, but it is going fantastic and I hope to be back in a few weeks.