January 11, 2021

Every year we get all kinds of holiday and Christmas cards ––I bet you get them too––you know the ones with pictures of beautifully perfect families? There isn’t any gum stuck in Susie’s hair and you can hardly see where baby brother so helpfully cut it out, the dog is sitting quietly and not peeing…

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…

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