Posts Tagged: writing

Make a Superlative Book


by Mo Willems.*

• Biggest thing one needs to do…decide whose side your on…the key: BE ON THE KID’S SIDE. • Realize that childhood sucks. • Life is filled with restrictions for kids. • Keep in mind that the … Read More

Perfect Story Arc in Under 1 Minute

No dialogue.
Showing vs/ telling.
A character worth rooting for.
A cute dog. (Never hurts.)
Authentic kid emotion and experience.
A twist ending.
Sure a grown-up swoops in, but by then, I don’t care. I want this kid to reach … Read More

My writing spot

This is where I work from home. At our kitchen table.
I’ve learned I cannot work on the couch or in bed. Give me ten minutes, then my head starts bobbing.
There’s a stack of books to be read in
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A Snail’s Pace

I’m revising a few picture books. For real people. Funny how a person can’t rush ideas or creativity.
Of course, showing up to work is part of it. I don’t know about you, but I can think and stew for
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