Archive for the ‘The Writing Process’ Category

My Thoughts and Actions After Manuscript Submissions

Perfect.(Hit send)(Immediately check inbox)Editor is reading it right now.Editor is pumping her fist mouthing “You nailed it, Jean.”(Check inbox)Editor is calling Caldecott Honor illustrator and saying, “Your other projects will have to wait.”(Check inbox)Editor is reading it to her staff … Continue reading


The Temptation to Teach a Lesson

I recently autographed dozens of bookplates for TOO PICKLEY! with personalizations for children, but requested primarily by adults. In many of the requests, I was instructed to inscribe mini-warnings like “Remember to eat your veggies” or “Fruits come first.” I … Continue reading


Pay it Forward Friday: Getting Over Your Perspective

I got a chance to share one of my favorite writing exercises on My Word Playground. If you haven’t visited Lynne Marie’s blog yet, check it out. It’s full of thoughtful prompts, exercises and general advice for children’s writers. While … Continue reading


My Writing Space

A listserv question prompted me to talk about my writing space today. I have plenty of possible “offices” in my house, but I’ve always been a kitchen table kind of girl. I remember doing high school geometry across my family’s … Continue reading


Next PB Peek and a Gift to my PB Writer Friends

Just when I thought life couldn’t get crazier, June hit like a Volkswagen of clowns. But not to worry. The end of July and beginning of August will bring not only my TOO PICKLEY! Party but also my next Picture … Continue reading

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