Happy Weds. Everyone! Today is the first day of school for my kidlets, with one starting her high school career and one ending her elementary school career. So, in honor of new beginnings and exciting endings, I thought I'd post some random things that have inspired me over the past few weeks: WriteOnCon was FREAKING … Continue reading Random Inspiration!
Tracy is one of the many people I follow on Facebook and Twitter. She is the recipient of the 2009 SCBWI WIP grant and an amazing writer. A few weeks ago, when she used a great vlog to announce that she had signed with Michael Bourret, I knew I HAD to interview her. Fortunately, she agreed! So, without … Continue reading An Interview with Up-And-Coming Author, Tracy Clark
A few weekends ago, SCBWI had an agent day in sunny Southern California. Although I was unable to attend, the fabulous Ingrid Sundberg posted a series of advice articles gleaned from her experiences at the event. Check these out: Tips for Pitching and Querying Agents by the amazing Mary Kole Let's Make a Deal: An Editor/Agent … Continue reading Great advice from the experts…
Okay - here is the last of my SCBWI posts from SCBWI Temecula. YA author, Debby Garfinkle, stopped by and shared her "how to solve (almost) any writing problem" tips with us. Here is a brief list of her ideas: * How to get published - REVISE, REVISE, REVISE, REVISE.......REVISE, REVISE, REVISE. Oh! And revise!!! * How … Continue reading Advice from author Debby Garfinkle
Or - how to tell when your book is really ready for publication. This post comes from the amazing words of wisdom given by Katherine Jacobs, Associate Editor with Roaring Brook Press (an imprint of MacMillan). She likened getting your ms ready for publication to hiking "the Narrows". Now for those of you who don't know what the … Continue reading Manuscript BootCamp