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Back in October, I received the news that my picture book manuscript, CUPINE’S PERFECT DANCE PARTNER, had been awarded an Honorable Mention in the 86th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. 126 more words

Baby Steps

BIG CHANGES in small steps.

Like the man who bargained

from a red paper clip

to a house.

From big debt to big savings.

Shedding that 20, 50, 100 pounds. 22 more words

Sue Santiago

Write for you

“Write primarily for yourself” is advice author Steven King gives in his book On Writing.

“I did it for the pure joy of the thing,” King says. 104 more words

What's your writing plan?

You know your writing goals, but what’s your plan to get there?

A 55-year-old woman spoke at her GED/High School Equivalency Diploma graduation ceremony. She shared her struggle to get that diploma and the obstacles she faced. 186 more words

It’s smack in the middle between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and I’m looking out my office window at a winter blue sky and fresh snowfall. 198 more words

Books For Children

Reunite with old writing

This is the perfect time of year to revisit and reacquaint yourself with half-baked ideas, undeveloped scenes and unstoried characters you filed away—and nearly forgot. 115 more words

The em dash—my favorite

If you were to page through my manuscripts, you’d see it—the em dash. I love that thing. If it were a person, I imagine it as an adoring fan gazing at me with rapt attention—unlike my family members. 148 more words