May 5, 2012
Grim Colberty Tales, humor, Julie Andrews, The Muffin, WOW-Women-on-writing
Yeah, it’s usually Fun Friday, but it’s May, okay? And as you may recall if you read this post, I have motivational issues in the spring. Besides, I’m only a day late–and as I wanted to give you a little push to the May 5th Muffin post, it’s pretty swell how it all worked out.
Oh! And one more thing. May always makes me think of Julie Andrews singing “The Lovely Month of May” from the musical, Camelot. Once I start hearing that song in my head, I can’t get any work done. And I’ll bet you’re not going to get any work done on a Saturday, either, right? So you might as well watch Julie in Grim Colberty Tales. Talk about your fun.
March 11, 2010
WOW-Women-on-writing, Young Adult Writing
When I saw the latest issue of WOW!Women on Writing, I knew I’d be spreading the word here at Finders and Keepers-before I’d even read a word!
First of all, I know that WOW does a wonderful job, finding up-to-date resources and interesting people to interview for whatever writing topic lands in the header. And I’m not just saying that ’cause I’ve written a few articles myself. I sure wish that I’d thought up something to write for the March/April issue on Young Adult Writing. I guess I’ve been so busy writing YA, I haven’t had time to keep up with everything going on in this genre.
That’s the second of all here. ‘Cause guest editor, Margo Dill, has done a fine job of finding all kinds of people who have! Whether it’s figuring out how to use technology references in YA fiction, or looking at writing non-fiction high concept ideas for kids, you’re going to get your fill of YA info by the time you’ve read this issue.
Which, third of all, can really make a difference in whether you’re able to write some swell YA yourself!
February 24, 2009
Cool Website, Inspiration, WOW-Women-on-writing
The February issue at WOW!Women-on-writing is all about Children’s writing! This month, WOW! talks to a bunch of children’s writers (wonder if there’s a name for a bunch of writers? I mean, witches,whales, and warships have group names. Shouldn’t writers?) who happily share their writing wisdom.
I love hearing tales from the writing trenches, and how-to tips, too. And I love asking writers questions and sharing their answers. So, I was thrilled that WOW! used my interview with Eve Heidi Bine-Stock! You can find out what Eve had to say in “Twenty Questions with Eve Heidi Bine-Stock.”
Eve has written three books on how to write children’s picture books, and I read and enjoyed each book. She uses lots of diagrams (very visual!) and examples from children’s books (very literary!) to explain all those techniques that look so easy (but are so, so hard!).
Check out my article for some great how-to tips, courtesy of Eve. But don’t stop there! Read the entire issue and soak up all that writerly wisdom from the wrabble (I’m coining that term for a group of writers. What d’you think?).