Happy New Year to each one of you! I hope and pray that this year finds you healthy and ready to tackle something new - or something familiar - with enthusiasm. New years do smell of fresh starts, don't they? Perhaps this year will bring a "first" for you...or even two. For this week's featured… Continue reading First Stories Returns in 2022…Featuring Bonnie Kelso
Those of you who have followed my writing for the past year or more may remember this exercise from last year. Children's author Julie Hedlund, challenged participants of her 12 Days of Christmas for Writers series to post SUCCESSES (rather than resolutions) on our blogs this year. She believes the way New Year's resolutions are… Continue reading 2021…Successes
At the end of the year, it is most appropriate to look back to the beginning. Each of the First Stories interviews revealed an aspect of the writer's craft to me and renewed my appreciation for the dedication and drive required to shape stories and release them into the world. Thank you to each and… Continue reading First Stories – Christmas Edition
Happy Thanksgiving friends both within and outside the kidlit community! This year has been challenging in many ways, but I am still so grateful for many things, including another year of truly pursuing writing. I have learned so much about writing, revising, editing, submitting, and the craft from you, fellow writers, and I am so… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Kari Gonzalez
Autumn is in full swing - leaves are falling by the bagful in my backyard, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has kicked off, the kidlit community is stuffed with fun contests, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have to give thanks for the children's writing community. It is… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Ebony Mudd!