Tag Archives: inspiration

The Journey Will Be Worth It, by Laura Marinakos

I have long been a fan of picture books, and if possible, I would spend a significant amount of time reading them. Instead, I find myself grasping at those few minutes of the day where I can cuddle with my … Continue reading

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Last Writer Standing, by Lindsay Bandy

In the coming weeks, Lindsay and Lori Ann will be sharing some of their favorite past blog posts. This post by Lindsay originally appeared on the blog in August 2015. What does late-night comedy writing have in common with writing for kids … Continue reading

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A Newb Hoping To Give a Little/Get a Little (Advice, I Mean), by Joanne Vencius

I’m a newb (a newbie). I’m not new to writing—I have a 20-year career in corporate marketing communications, but the idea of me writing for children is only a little over a year old. One night in my sleep, I … Continue reading

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Registration is Now Open for the 25th Annual Pocono Retreat!

SCBWI POCONO RETREAT 2017 Join us to celebrate 25 years of Eastern Pennsylvania SCBWI!  April 28-30, 2017 Held at the Highlights Foundation Retreat Center Network with peers, authors, illustrators, agents and editors.   Attend Workshops, have your work professionally critiqued, … Continue reading

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#SCBWIsocial! Crafting Your Writing Life: Seven Lessons to Become a Better Writer, by Lori Ann Palma

It’s the Third Thursday of July already, which means it’s time for #SCBWIsocial! Be sure to hop on over to see what our MD/DE/WV SCBWI sisters have to say at As The Eraser Burns, and consider writing up a blog post … 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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Killing Off Your Two-Headed Monsters, by Lindsay Bandy

Writing is brave work, especially when it comes to the tricky badlands of your personal business. When a real-life person inspires a fictional character, we sensitive writers are often afraid that the subject of our inspiration will recognize him/herself. We … Continue reading

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