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Dummying for Smarter Picture Book Manuscripts

by Lindsay Bandy

Have you ever tried dummying your picture book manuscript? I’ve found it to be one of my most helpful tools in taking a manuscript from first-draft stage to ready-to-submit stage. 694 more words

Preparing for Publication

This week, I’ve mostly been looking at ways to get the word out about my book, Lady Beth Goldsworthy. Preferably ways that don’t involve shoving it down people’s throats. 629 more words

Write Wednesday: One Week

One more week until school starts here. Yes, I’m counting down. It’s felt like a very long summer. My every day = fight, whining, fits. I’m ready to get a break, especially since the boy’s naps have been unpredictable with his sister home. 743 more words


Week 10: Revising: Last-Minute Edits and Author Bios


It’s our last week of revising!

Take a last minute look at all of our verbs and adjectives. 228 more words

Our Method

Ready Set Write, my week 2.

Okay, it’s time for Ready Set Write again. Let’s go ‘write’ to the headings…

How I did on Last Week’s Goals

I finished my draft! And – well, I broke ground on revising ‘Gotta Have That Look’ based on the feedback I got at the Young Gunns workshop earlier this summer. 137 more words


Here we go again

I figure it’s time for a book update. I’ve left y’all hanging. So, at the end of June, I got an agent and she sent my book out to some publishers. 399 more words

Writing Process

Week 9: Revising: Sentence/Line-level

People write or speak sentences in order to produce an effect, and the success of a sentence is measured by the degree to which the desired effect has been achieved–Stanley Fish…

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Our Method