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I have a confession to make.

I broke the cardinal rule of writing a rough draft.

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I had to do it. 93 more words

Children's Writer

Show and tell

One of the most common pieces of advice given to new writers is to Show, Don’t Tell.

I’m guilty as charged – one of my most common critiques from my partners’ and friends’ work is to stop overwriting and explaining and let your images or action or dialogue do the heavy lifting. 346 more words

Musings On Writing

I’ve never been to Paris. It’s been on my list of “Places to Visit,” for as long as I can remember. In the past few days, we’ve all seen Paris and her people in a way we’ll never forget- as victims in the seemingly never-ending war on terror. 440 more words

Being a Parent and a Children's Writer: Pros and Cons

Pro: You get to try your stories out on your kids, for honest feedback.
Con: The honest feedback part. VERY honest.

Pro: To write for kids, it helps to know what matters to them. 601 more words


NaNoWriMo Update

My stats:

Currently 92 planned poems

Thirty one roughed

sixty one to go

plus the story

will reveal

at least 15 more

that need to be written. 29 more words

Children's Writer

A little something

Just a little something while the laundry spins in the dryer…

Wind whips the fallen leaves into a tiny tornado.

Will o’ the wisp or dust devil? 63 more words

Leslie Zampetti

Random Brain Babble during NaNoWriMo

You’re cute and your sweet, but your not getting my meat.  (Words spoken to my begging dog. Yep, I’ve been dabbling in rhyme during NaNoWriMo). 303 more words

Children's Writer