Monthly Archives: August 2013

Road to Publication: First Lines

I’ve recently been reading about the importance of first lines of novels. Those sentences that are supposed to grab your readers’ attention and compel them to keep reading. There are websites that list the “best first lines,” two of which … Continue reading

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Writing & Reading in the News

New Children’s Bookstore to Open in Berkeley A bookstore opening instead of closing. I love hearing news like that, especially when it’s an indie bookstore, and as a children’s writer, the fact that it’s a children’s bookstore is the cherry … Continue reading

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Road to Publication: Writing Emotion

Conveying character emotion has always been difficult for me. I think a big part of the problem is I’m not an overly demonstrative person when it comes to showing my emotions, so I feel uncomfortable doing that with my characters. … Continue reading

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Query Update and the Wait

I’ve been busy with work, taking care of my 83-year-old mother (who recently had some setbacks, but is doing better), and moving. Not much time to devote to writing or querying, but I’m squeezing in some queries to agents here … Continue reading

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