As we prepare to turn the page and open 2017, take a stroll back in time with some classic children’s books. Writers agonize over first lines, and for good reason. Beginnings are hard. Within them, there is the promise of a story. Some introduce the conflict, some the characters, others an odd tidbit tempting you … More Beginnings
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Perfect Picture Book Friday: One Word from Sophia … More One Word From Sophia
Many agents and editors say they are looking for stories with heart, but what does “heart” really mean? Why does it matter to your story? And how does it impact your journey to publication? … More Mining for Heart: An Agent’s Point of View
Some Fridays, I share middle grade titles. Others, I share picture books. Today, I offer a special combo – a middle grade biography filled with pictures. Check it out! Title: Some Writer! The Story of E.B.White Written and Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet Hougton Miflin Harcourt, biography 2016, 176 pp. Suitable for ages: 7-10 Lexile: 1030 … More Some Writer!
Perfect Picture Book Friday is back with The Lion Inside, a tale that inspires empathy and courage. … More The Lion Inside
In this month’s Mining for Heart, Cindy Reeg shares her process of creating characters with heart. … More Mining for Heart: “Making Monsters Who Matter” by Cynthia Reeg