May 21, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Lunch ‘n Learn with Author Katie Davis is a 30 minute themed Q&A. This week’s theme is on Kindle publishing. I’m even having a guest: my friend Kristen Eckstein, aka The Kindle Ninja! She’s the one who helped me publish Little Chicken’s Big Christmas on Kindle and I believe why I…

April 19, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Rebecca Kai Dotlich, giving a very serious lesson, so pay extra attention. 1. Put yourself in a rhyme trance, focusing only on rhyme. Hummmmm cat bat hat hmmmmmm sat fat rat hmmmmmm …. Get the point, joint?   2. Make sure the rhyme is forced.      Frog loved to play music…

April 8, 2012

Today’s guest poetry poster is Bobbi Katz!   No time? Write bad haiku! If you’re in a hurry, there’s nothing faster than writing a bad haiku. Three lines, 17 syllables: What could be easier? The trick is to use the word “nice” in two or more lines! Oh, yes, remember that traditional haiku focus on…

March 30, 2012

Illustrators, if you ever had trouble drawing a character, and couldn’t figure out why it’s not working, this video game, by the same token, sometimes written characters aren’t working either. The uncanny valley can apply there too. Is your character robotic? Have you brought your creation to life, or is he or she just a…

October 19, 2011

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Anne Ursu has written a book called Breadcrumbs that you are going to love. You’ll hear Bookalicious Pam reviewing debut author Scott Tracey‘s book, Witch Eyes Dianne de Las Casas with a Take5 Marketing Tip: Vlogs In the interview you’ll hear us talk about craft…

June 9, 2011

You are cordially invited to join either or both webinars! Sign up here for I Hate Twitter and 9 Other Stupid Things to Stop Saying and Start Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career to be held Wednesday, August 17 from 9pm – 11pm EDT. Sign up here for Meet the Editor: Deborah Halverson to…

May 14, 2011

The second in my series from the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference! Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android Or click to download. In this episode you’ll hear A mini interview with Steve Mooser A tidbit of conversation between Steve, Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple A snippet…