February 4, 2020

When you’re sitting alone with a piece of paper or a computer screen, writing can seem like a solitary business.

But while the act of writing is solitary, the business part of our profession is not. A beautiful book has many parents, the skills of an editor, art designe...

April 8, 2019

When you start writing children’s books, among the most important things you can learn are elements of craft that can power your story.

I’ve learned so much through my membership to Rate Your Story, with judges giving me a sense of what worked and what didn’t. I have le...

April 3, 2018


Whoever you pick is someone who is going to be part of your life for a long time. You will be spending time researching, writing, rewriting, editing and, finally, when your book is published, marketing. In short, if the person you pick does bec...

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