Monday, August 26, 2013

All About the Craft

As writers, you are told many things.

   Keep up with the market.
   Build your platform using Social Media.
   Have a hook.

But the one thing above all else that we're told is Develop Your Craft.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 27 Release of Freak the Mighty 20th Anniversary Edition

Kids all over the country are headed back to school. My son went back today for his first day of middle school. Over a long summer, kids change.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Does this Book Come with a Test?

This year I became an Archery Leader for my kids' 4H club. In my leadership training, our group was asked, "How close to the target do you have a first time or young archer stand?"

A few ventured guesses. 10 meters? 5 meters?

The answer?

Friday, August 9, 2013

WRITERS' BLOCK: Welcome Your Doubts

At the 2013 SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, Laurie Halse Anderson encouraged attendees in her "Here Be Magic Woven" keynote, to think of the conference community as a fire circle. This is a place to keep darkness at bay, a place where we can share.