Wednesday, December 21, 2011


As the holidays come now, I love to watch my favorite seasonal fare on TV which is scrooge. Ah so many versions to watch but it never grows old.  Not that all of them honor Dickens well, but the story is timeless.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Check out the post on revisions at by Mary Kole. I think Mary offers good, solid advice on this one about what to do when you are stuck and need to revise.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MG vs. YA

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My favorite quote is:
The easiest way to define this is--in MG, you get to save the world. In YA, you don't.
so true....

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I was a bit tired the other day and thinking I need a bit of inspiration. As I thought about this, it came to me that inspiration can come from anywhere. I look to friends, books, pictures, etc. For me when I start writing, I pick up a little thing that reminds me of the book. In one case  a small figurine from an antique shop, another was a photo from where I grew up as a child. The key is to stay inspired. Do what it takes. Be inspired.


Friday, September 9, 2011

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


For those interested in kidlit, check out scbwi (Society of Children's bood writers & editors). Nice conference and good networking. This group is active, and I think that is motivation. Thinking of ordering the master class DVD for Tomie dePaola. Great author.

Thursday, August 18, 2011