Monthly Archives: February 2013

Set The Scene

I came home from the SCBWI Downstate Craft Retreat inspired and ready to write!  Linda Sue Park was of course amazing, but more on that next week.  First I wanted to chat about the lovely Julia Durango, our Friday evening … Continue reading

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Have You Visited Your Local Animal Shelter?

Happy Friday! It’s looking to be a crazy, busy one for me.  Girl Scout cookies arrive today!  About to head out the door to start the loading, sorting, and unloading fun.  First we sort by troop at location 1, then … Continue reading

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How Do Parents Show Their Love?

Whether you’re a single, married, divorced, or widowed parent, this holiday probably feels pretty much the same to you: completely off your radar. Because today, like every other day of the year, you will be parenting. Both a blessing and … Continue reading

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Show and Tell

Every child’s favorite subject in school, and every writer’s most hated concept. What does the writing expression, “Show, don’t tell,” even mean? I’m supposed to be telling a story, so how can “telling” be bad? Don’t worry, we’ve all been … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Most years I don’t pay much attention to the comings and goings of the celebrity groundhogs as they predict the duration of winter. If a camera crew blasted bright lights into my borough, I wouldn’t want to come outside, either. … Continue reading

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