April 15, 2017

At first I was going to entitle this post, “Shame. Guilt.” Then I thought, “Nah. I’m giving myself a break.” I hope you will too. Boy, have I neglected my site, or what? Why? Because Jerry and I took over here. The Institute for Writers and its sister school, the almost 50-year-old Institute of Children’s…

October 30, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #245 Stuff That Gets in the Way of Writing   Announcements Learn to write and earn college credit with a home study course from our sponsor Institute for Children’s Literature. Take the free aptitude test HERE. The Physics of Fantasy, a free word count chart and more in this week’s…

October 9, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #243 12 Things To Do After a Conference Announcements Enter the Institute for Writer’s PreK Writing Contest! There will be $1300 in prizes awarded and you could win. For all the details visit www.instituteforwriters.com/prekcontest or text PREKCONTEST to 33444. Submit your manuscript before October 31st for a chance to win….

September 18, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #242 Picture Book Summit An Interview with Julie Hedlund Announcements Last week to register for Picture Book Summit! The deadline to register is September 25th. Don’t miss it – www.picturebooksummit.com. Listen to hear Jon Bard’s take on Picture Book Summit. This week’s guest is Julie Hedlund! Julie Hedlund is an…

August 21, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #239 Idea Generator for Your YA Novel An Interview with Anne Collier Announcements Not sure how to get started with your marketing? Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Learn how to use an…

August 7, 2015

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #237 How Much Do You Edit Out? An Interview with Author Lisa Schroeder Announcements Not sure how to get started with your marketing? Get Your First 1000 Followers is my new LIVE class coming this Fall for those who want that intro to business for writers. Learn how to use…