SPRING FLING 2021 KIDLIT CONTEST

SPRING FLING 2021 KIDLIT CONTEST

DO NOT CATCH A LEPRECHAUN By Jamie Bills BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, my teacher said, “You should make a leprechaun trap.”   BEFORE St. Patrick’s Day, I thought it was a good idea.   I wish I could go back to BEFORE.   BEFORE I made the trap.   BEFORE I caught a...
Storystorm 2021 Grand Prize Winner!

Storystorm 2021 Grand Prize Winner!

(REPOST from www.taralazar.com) February 9, 2021 in Literary Agents, Storystorm 2021 And now…the drumroll please… These are the Grand Prize Winners and the agents with whom they’ve been paired! They’ll receive feedback on their best 5 story ideas, helping them to...
STORYSTORM 2021

STORYSTORM 2021

What is STORYSTORM? STORYSTORM is a writing challenge that is held every January. The idea is that you write down one new story idea every day in January and by the end of the month you will have 30 new ideas. The challenge/event is hosted by Tara Lazar. How to...
Critique Partners: More Precious than Gold

Critique Partners: More Precious than Gold

My Critique Group When I attended a Michigan writing conference in April, many speakers talked about the importance of joining a critique group. They made compelling arguments. My husband and kids were really sweet to read my stories and give feedback, but I knew...
SCBWI Summer Spectacular

SCBWI Summer Spectacular

I attended my first SCBWI conference (virtually) at the beginning of the month. It was SO jam-packed with information, it has taken me a few weeks to try to take it all in. I would like to share some valuable lessons I learned. 5 Writing Conference Takeaways During...