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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