Monthly archive for February2016

Whose Setting is it?

Whose Setting is it?

It’s not hard to be aware of setting on a beautiful spring day on the coast. Daffodils are splashing bright yellow under the trees and bushes; blue violets hide behind the white snowdrops; the early cherry trees are blooming.  How does the setting contribute to…

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Plans Change

Plans Change

My publishers are delighted with “Writing for Children and Young Adults,” so pleased that they want to put it out in a hard copy AND an e-book. Great news. This means they will be releasing both books in the fall 2016 and not just the e-book…

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The Balanced Life

The Balanced Life

Writing is usually a solitary business. We work on one book, complete it, start another, respond to editing on the first  book, and plot the third. Without a guaranteed salary we must plan our work and run the risk of working all days of the…

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The Details Make the Difference

The Details Make the Difference

One of the joys of producing a book about writing, Writing for Children and Young Adults, Self-Counsel Press,  is the continual contact I get with authors. Experienced authors contact me to talk about writing; new authors contact me to learn more. They all have an enthusiasm for expressing themselves, telling stories, pushing…

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