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Welcome to Wordsmith 101. In much the same way as a personal trainer’s fortitude and determination sculpts slabs of sagging flesh into taught, defined muscle and the swordsmith’s attention to detail forges a molten lump of steel into a keen, sturdy blade, so does a wordsmith wield the mighty pen and fashion clumps of nouns, verbs, and adjectives into a vibrant spectacle you can smell, see, hear, and taste from the comfort of your beach chair. Continue reading
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
So, I’m going to make it short and sweet.
First Books does a nice job, if you need a recommendation.
Every Friday the folks at The Daily Post generate a themed photo challenge. This week’s ‘SCALE’ took me back to a trip we made in the summer of 2009 to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland. To know that these ancient mountains of ice have completely dissolved by now is flabbergasting…
I’d like to introduce you today to Jennifer Reinharz, a fellow children’s book writer and super hero. If you spend some time at “Red Said What?” you’ll agree, she is indeed super AND my hero. In a recent blogpost, Jennifer shared her remedy for what we all must face at some time or other, that dreaded affliction known as Rejection. It’s all part of the dance. Isn’t it? So, let’s waltz on…
Originally posted on Red Said What?:
Four years ago I was a part-time teaching, newbie mother of two ready for more; more from the “real” me and ready to embrace a creative energy suffocated by Urb-Burb expectations, thirty-something responsibility, and motherhood.
One December morning while ushering Bubbe down the driveway en route to my work gig and his Fours class at our local preschool, an original story title dropped into my head. The words sounded like something straight out of a child’s picture book.
I have been writing ever since.
I get great joy from piecing together a picture book story. However, as a Fours mommy, yoga buddy, and KidLit publishing veteran kindly forewarned me at the outset, “Next to poetry, the most difficult thing to get published is the picture book.”
Translation? Learn to take rejection.
Aah, yes. Experiencing rejection from literary agents and editors when one is attempting to traditionally publish one’s work comes…
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If spontaneity is the spice of life,
our little road trip on Sunday was a mediterranean street festival on wheels –
a true feast for the tongue, delight for the nose, treat for the eye, and a joy for the spirit.
The first stop on our adventure was Continue reading
From where, oh where
did that blast of vile wind spring forth?
What insidious organ expelled you from its moonless abyss?
Or did you escape intentionally?