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Cultural References as Shorthand

In one of my three critique groups, we came up against a common issue in all our writing—using cultural references that don’t work for everyone in your audience. 415 more words


How to Form a Critique Group

I’ve written before about the importance of critique groups and how to find one. But what if you haven’t found a critique group that’s a good fit for you and your work? 787 more words


RMC-SCBWI Letters & Lines 2016

One of my favorite times of year—the Letters & Lines Conference through the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI! The rooms are packed wall-to-wall with picture book writers, illustrators, agents, and editors from the field, eloquently presenting steps and tips on how to break into the picture book market. 479 more words

Writing Picture Books

The Value of Joining a Writing Group

Just the other day, I finished a first draft of a piece I was working on and thought to myself, This is pretty darn good. 593 more words


Busy Working Hard

Mom and I have been working hard.

Mom is working hard on two new stories, as usual.

She writes a little bit of each one each day. 208 more words

Children's Literature

Terrific Tuesday

So, I woke up with a cold this morning and have been fighting it all day. That made getting through school a little harder for sure. 95 more words