Posts Tagged ‘Writing’
I didn’t Expect That.
I enjoy going to the movies. I have since I was a kid. Now that I have children of my own, I find myself relishing the times that we see a film together. This past Sunday was one such time. My oldest and I went to see R.I.P.D. It was an entertaining film, but that’s…Read More
A D-lux Apartment in the Sky
The move, discussed here, was not as long and arduous as I at first expected. That’s not to say that there were no issues involved in the process. I believe all my old posts have come through. I spent a few days skinning the pages to look the way I wanted. And bingo. Here I…Read More
I Had Fun in New Jersey. Really, I did.
I spent last weekend at the NJ SCBWI conference. It was the first time that I attended this event and I must say, they throw a good party. From the cocktail party Friday night all the way through the closing keynote, the experience was fantastic. If you have any interest in writing kidlit at all,…Read More
Taking the Road Less Traveled Occasionally Gets You Lost
When I set out to write a blog I already knew that I wanted it to be a WordPress blog. There were several reasons for this 1. I had used WordPress before. 2. It was free. 3. I was familiar enough with the code to get it to look and feel the way I wanted.…Read More
You Need Help. Serious Help.
There are a lot of things that I don’t enjoy doing. Things like spending time with small minded people, watching the news, and reality TV. Sometimes these things are easily avoided, but other times, they provide a significant barrier to accomplishing my goals. Then there are times that the barrier is more of a wall.…Read More
15 Words: A Writing Game
One of the cool things about being a writer, or an artist, is how excited your kids get about writing and art. The Little One has always been interested in drawing, and he’s drawn some very impressive things for a 5-year old. Here’s the devil he drew for me before I went on my writing…Read More
I tried to express how helpful the Kidlit community was when I wrote this post. But, it is extremely difficult to quantify how great the writers, illustrators, editors, agents, and everyone else in this community is. I spent last weekend running towards people yelling, “Retreat! Retreat!” at the Eastern PA SCBWI Pocono retreat. They were…Read More
I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends
Once I decided to try to have my writing published, I started doing research. I went to the library, the book store, and searched online for info on how to get published. And, I found a whole lot of scary stories about rejection. The Giving Tree was rejected. Really. It was. And To Think I…Read More
The fine art of failing to succeed
I’ve always had a unique knack for being in the right spot at the right time. It’s helped me get cool jobs, travel, meet interesting people, and it’s led to some fun experiences. It has also helped me overcome some of the negative things that I have experienced. A little over a decade ago, I…Read More
You may ask yourself, “well, how did I get here?”
Coming up with the first post for your blog is a little intimidating. Not junior high asking someone to a dance or out on a date intimidating—more like contemplating taking a sketchy highway, up the side of a cliff, to see what the view is like from the top intimidating. Although, I imagine our junior…Read More