Back to School, Back to Work!

Back to School, Back to Work!

GUEST POST by Carrie Charley Brown

You’ve taken the first day of school pictures, posted them on Facebook,  and sent the kids back to school, backpacks and all.  YAY!  Some of you are rushing off to work yourselves. Then there are others, like me, who are working from home.  We all have our own sets of challenges.

Personally, I struggle with the early morning wake-up call.  When I…

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Meet amazing author/illustrator: Jenny Kostecki-Shaw

Meet amazing author/illustrator: Jenny Kostecki-Shaw

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Jenny & Tulsi

Jenny and her daughter, Tulsi

chai_pilgrimageI loved Jenny Kostecki-Shaw’s work from the minute I read her books. They are beautifully illustrated with wonderful themes – kid friendly and parent friendly. And when I got to meet her, I felt her warmth from within. She’s a special, talented, amazing lady . Her book Same, Same But Different won the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award and if you like chai tea, you will want…

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Winner of Mira Reisberg’s GIVEAWAY!!!

Congrats Kim Chaffee! You won a free manuscript critique from Mira!!!

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And Annie Bailey is the winner of the super special prize—one of two highly reviewed courses from the Children’s Book Academy!

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Get Your Grammar Groove, a course taught by Miranda Paul or Writing Wonderful Character Driven Picture Books with Marsha Diane Arnold!   Hooray!!!!

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Finding Time to Write: Part 2

Finding Time to Write: Part 2

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By Marianne Knowles

Even when you’ve been bitten by the writing bug and have no issues with coming up with ideas or wrestling with writer’s block, it’s still a challenge to find the time to sit down and write. Last month in Part 1, I posted about how I’d turned my commute by train into a daily rolling writers’ retreat, and suggested a few places to look for hidden pockets of time in your own…

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What to Do Before & After “THE CALL” from an Offering Literary Agent

What To Do Before And After “THE CALL” From An Offering Literary Agent

By Jen Malone

It’s my agent-iversary this month (two years since I signed with my lovely agent, Holly Root) and I’ve recently had a couple of my freelance editing clients contact me with news of  “let’s schedule a call” emails from agents. In both instances, the next line of their email was, “What now?”

There are tons of resources online for what questions to ask DURING The Call. Check out this…

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Mira Reisberg critique GIVEAWAY!!!

Mira has generously donated a free manuscript critique and a SUPER SPECIAL PRIZE to whomever shares the most about the course 

Mira Reisberg critique GIVEAWAY!!!

Mira has generously donated a free manuscript critique and a SUPER SPECIAL PRIZE to whomever shares the most about the course