Monday, November 14, 2016


Found a neat blog I wanted to share with you.

 Playing by the Book is a blog that reviews kid's books and other fun stuff.

Besides these thoughtful reviews, I discovered their list of TED TALKS linked to children's books.


I did.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Pitch It

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

Short Break Before Starting the New Novel

Time to read, sketch, take long walks, and do a little gardening.

Revisiting several of my favorite books

Stephen King's - ON WRITING

Blake Snyder's - SAVE THE CAT

Cheryl B. Klein's - SECOND SIGHT 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Wow, Revision Surprizes

Yes. Things to tighten, things to cut out and things that I'm not sure why were there in the first place. 

But cut I will.
Cut I must.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Revise and Resubmit

So a picture is worth a thousand words.
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.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Writer's Rumpus, so worth it.

I came upon the blog,  WRITER'S RUMPUS 

Such a talented group of writers and illustrators, providing so many tips and information that I couldn't resist passing it on. Wow. Take a peek at the Writer and Illustrator Resource page.

Worth another cup of coffee and afternoon study.