Category Archives: The Creative Process

What Being a Writer Has Taught Me So Far…Or How to Become a Circus Performer, by Lori Ann Palma

I started writing seriously about ten years ago. And I use the word “seriously” to define the time I really attempted to begin a novel versus the twelve-year-old me who thought writing a book would be cool, but promptly gave … Continue reading

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What’s Your Writing Super-Power? by Lindsay Bandy

Hello and happy holidays to all! I hope you are enjoying the festive madness of the season! There is so much to celebrate this time of year, and we’re happy to extend congratulations to our lovely Co-Blog Coordinator, Lori Ann … Continue reading

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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree AND Other Ways to Kick Doubt Out, by Jeanne M. Curtin

I’ll be in the middle of writing and I’ll get this unwelcome visitor called Doubt. *sigh* And this visitor asks all kinds of annoying questions. Can you write? I mean really write? Will you ever be published? What are you … Continue reading

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Finish This Sentence:

You know you are a writer and/or illustrator when….

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From Rut-Thing to Groove-Thang, by Kristen C. Strocchia

They say if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.  As a full-time teacher and mother of six, life can get pretty busy, and blissfully so.  But no matter how hectic a week is, my brain … Continue reading

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Last Writer Standing, by Lindsay Bandy

What does late-night comedy writing have in common with writing for kids and young adults, you ask? Ah, very much indeed. On Wednesday nights, my husband and I enjoy getting the kids to bed and watching Last Comic Standing for some … Continue reading

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Pssst….Have You Backed Up Your Files Lately?? by Lindsay Bandy

I know, it’s kind of a “duh” post. But seriously, back your files up! Lots of us are left to mourn lost work because computers burp or have an all-out heart attack and keel over. If pieces of your heart, … Continue reading

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A Five Step Plan for Beating Writer’s Block: Have a Party! by Lori Ann Palma

I think it’s safe to say that every writer will experience writer’s block at least once. The term writer’s block refers to the experience of not being able to get an idea, any idea, to stick long enough to say … Continue reading

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Time to Doodle & Sketch : My Creative Process as an Illustrator, by Ashley Lucas

As an illustrator, my creative process is fairly simple. There are generally two types of projects I’m working on at all times; projects which I have a deadline for and are very specific, and projects that I’m experimenting with just … Continue reading

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Is It Okay to Abandon My Writing Project? Make a Decision in 3 Steps, by Lori Ann Palma

  Writing is a lot like a game of five card draw; you take a risk that what you throw down is good enough to win against other influences in your life, such as time, unsupportive friends or family, and … Continue reading

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