Knowing what a publisher is looking for is important to me. There’s no point spending months writing a manuscript only to have every publisher reject it because you didn’t follow the rules. So with this in mind, I wanted to find out what publishers of children’s books want. Yesterday, I visited the Write4Kids website and … Read moreMore on Writing for Children
Well, this has to be a good start. I’m actually interested enough to do some research on writing for middle grade children (that’s the 8 to 12 age group). The following information was taken from Ask Laura at Write4Kids and was written by Laura Backes: 1. Middle grade novels contain about 12-15 chapters, with about … Read moreWriting for Middle Grade Children
A few days before Christmas last year I told you about the arrival of two kittens. You’ll see by the story in the link that we didn’t plan on keeping them both but we were drawn in by how cute they were and ended up with three cats (including the cat we already had). Also … Read moreCat’s Eyes
A few days ago I removed the reading list from the side bar of the website. When I first put the list here it was being powered by All Consuming but they merged with 43 Things and I didn’t like the new format. However, I still wanted to show what I’m currently reading and have … Read moreCurrently Reading
I saw this on the NSW Uni site when I was looking for time management tips and wanted to share it. If you have ‘writer’s block’, try writing something-anything-down. Even if you change it completely later, at least you’ve started. The alternative is having nothing at all.
Yoohoo! A post that doesn’t mention the word…oh, I can’t say it…but it’s all I’ve spoken about for two weeks. 🙂 I’ve been a good girl and I’ve finally gotten around to the anthology critting. We officially started the second workshop…*swallows*…on the first of this month. Oops, now I feel bad because it’s the 13th … Read moreCritting
A week ago we went to see War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise. This movie has attracted some criticism, yet we thoroughly enjoyed it. It kept me focused and involved, and at no time did I wonder about the time (which is usually an indication that I’m getting bored). Some things were different from … Read moreWar of the Worlds (Movie)