Category: Children’s writing

Thoughts and information on writing for children.

Writers’ Conferences

So how was the writing conference? Well, I’ll tell ya: I never know how to answer that question. It depends on which goals you consider. There are (at least) 2 kinds of […]

Me and Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi was scheduled to perform a benefit concert at BookExpo America in NYC the first weekend in June (which happens to be the same weekend as the TNNA NeedleArts Market, […]

Spiderwick: Getting There!

Oh so close! I have all the pieces of the 2 Spiderwick Chronicles activity books assembled. Just over 100 activities, I think. I typed a table of contents for each book, color-coding […]

Nothing New Under the Sun

This happens all the time and it drives me crazy: I’ll have an idea for a story or needlework design; I’ll look around to see if it’s been done; I won’t find anything; I’ll dink around, thinking and maybe even doing; then someone will come out with that very thing. Ahhhhh!

Clueless in WalMart

I learned about Google Alerts from one of my critique group partners, Linda K. Stanek. What a cool service! You give Google keywords, and they will send emails listing where on the web those keywords are being used. I set up a Google Alert for Clueless in Alaska, not knowing what to expect, but not expecting much. I’ve gotten some interesting results.