Tag Archives: Publishing

Author Interview: K.E. Blaski

This week I want to give a special shout out to my critique partner extraordinaire K.E. Blaski. Her short story Dust was just published in the December / January Edition of Plasma Frequency. To celebrate that awesome writing milestone, she … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dream?

This morning Authoress made a bold statement on her blog.  She never plans to retire.  Writing is her life work, one she’ll never drop because of a conventional retirement age.  I applaud her passion.  Writing is also my life work, … Continue reading

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What Makes An Old Story Shiny and New?

Three months ago I would’ve said my first completed young adult manuscript was a junker. All the air had leaked from the tires and it stood abandoned by the roadside. My former agent didn’t want it, and thirty more agents … Continue reading

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Query Lessons Learned

The first time I queried a manuscript, I was a hot mess and didn’t even know it.  I hadn’t told a single person in my life I was secretly writing the nights away, dreaming of one day becoming a published … Continue reading

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Do You Read Enough?

Linda Sue Park shared a wealth of knowledge at the SCBWI Downstate Craft Retreat, everything from basic writing concepts to her own personal revision methods. Among all that awesome practical advice, the comment that most stuck with me was an … Continue reading

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Something Resilient

Last Saturday many published and aspiring Children’s book authors made their annual trek into Chicago for SCBWI Prairie’s Writer’s Day. This year’s theme was Something Brilliant This Way Comes, and it did. But not at all in the manner I’d … Continue reading

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Should Child Authors Be Published?

A recent article in The New York Times, Young Writers Dazzle Publishers (Mom and Dad), has been creating waves across the internet.  Maureen Johnson commented on the article here, and Ally Carter expanded on those thoughts here.  I couldn’t agree … Continue reading

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