Category Archives: On Writing

One Week from Today! Join Me for CHOICES AND CONSEQUENCES!

Choices and Consequences Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific. Includes access to recording for 30 days after live event. Compton Crook Award Finalist and author of fiction and nonfiction for children, teens, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow! Join me for STORYBUILDING!

Storybuilding Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific No matter what your genre, a rich palette of details brings the world of your story to life. Compton Crook Award Finalist and author of fiction … Continue reading

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SCBWI Members – Register now for a FREE Webinar!

FREE webinar for SCBWI Members Only: Webinar: Professional Communication for Authors and Illustrators with Kathy MacMillan 90 minute Webinar Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific FREE WEBINAR FOR SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOK … Continue reading

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Q and A with the author and illustrator of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT

Congratulations to Claire Freeland, winner of the giveaway of signed copy of THE RUNAWAY SHIRT! Find out more about the book and get your copy at https://tinyurl.com/runawayshirt   On September 1, 2020, illustrator Julia Castaño shared a storytime and art … Continue reading

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Get your formatting questions answered!

Formatting Your Manuscript for Submission Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific Fonts and headers and page breaks, oh my! Join Compton Crook Award Finalist and author of fiction and nonfiction for children, … Continue reading

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One Week from Today: Storybuilding

Register now using coupon code WRITENOW to get 25% off! Storybuilding 2 hour webinar. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific. All registrants will receive access to the recording for 30 days after the … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places Your Mind Can Go!

I was honored to be asked to share a writing prompt for CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth, an inspiring literary magazine for teens. Seriously, check out their current project, “This is Not a Snow Day”, which documents life in Baltimore … Continue reading

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New Webinar: How to Get There

Register now for: How to Get There: A Q&A session with a Successfully Published Author and Author/Illustrator 90 minute webinar. Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 4 PM Eastern/3 PM Central/2 PM Mountain/1 PM Pacific. All registrants will receive access to … Continue reading

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One Week from Today: So You Want to Publish a Book

Register at the links below using coupon code WRITENOW to get 25% off! So You Want to Publish a Book 90-minute webinar. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central/5 PM Mountain/4 PM Pacific. All registrants will receive … Continue reading

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15 Picture Books That Demonstrate “Show, Don’t Tell”

In my workshop, “The Secrets of Showing,” we explore revision tools to help writers spotlight the important themes and developments in their stories using dialogue, action beats, strong word choices, and more. Though writers often think of longer works as … Continue reading

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