WOW!Children’s Writing at WOW!

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?).

I Was Going to Blog About Read Kiddo Read Last Week. Really.

Last week, I had a Things-To-Do note about Read Kiddo Read, the site that James Patterson has set up, the site that’s busting at the seams with all kinds of wonderful children’s books.

This week, everywhere I look, there’s Read Kiddo Read. Which is great. Because James Patterson, the suspense writer, has developed a terrific site to encourage kids to read. I mean, just take a look at it here. It’s splendiferous!

But, shoot. I wanted to be the first to shout about it. Oh, well. I’m sure I won’t be the last singing the praises of Read Kiddo Read. (Check it out to see what’s hot in the children’s book aisles!)