For Authors: Refine Your Craft

For Authors: Refine Your Craft

Support for the development of authors: Information gleaned by an experienced researcher

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For Educators: Tap Creative Potential

For Educators: Tap Creative Potential

Frameworks for activating and engaging creativity for students of all ages

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For Readers: Share the Journey

For Readers: Share the Journey

See examples, hear stories, and walk with her on the path as an exuberant published author celebrates writing

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Biological Tech in a Fantasy or SF World

Biotech Plants hear the sound of the honeybee and up the sugar content of their pollen quickly. Hadany’s team looked at evening primroses (Oenothera drummondii) and found that within minutes of sensing vibrations from pollinators’ wings, the plants temporarily increased the concentration of sugar in their flowers’ nectar. In effect, the flowers themselves served as

Notes on YA SFF

Years ago I attended some good panels on YA science fiction and fantasy writing. I thought I would share the links that I posted on another site. YA Books This includes a discussion of levels of sex and violence. It also discusses those in terms of American versus European publishers/audiences. YA Books 2 “We get

Editing Tips

Years ago I went to a conference and attended a session on poetry editing. I think that quite a few of these tips are relevant to the picture book market. One point that relates back to the four exercises I covered earlier, is “Are you being original in your phrases and images? Avoid using clichés!”

Finding an Agent

Many years ago I attended a conference presentation on Agent Hunting. Though I do not have an agent (and I haven’t looked for one yet), if you are interested in children’s literature, attending SCBWI conferences–regional or national–would be a good place to start.