PBCRITIQUE FEST!

I’m so glad my friend Emily recommended that I try for #PBCritiqueFest this year! It’s a massive Picture Book giveaway put on by PBSpotlight for unagented writers and illustrators. This year there are 32 giveaways and several opportunities to get additional entries of your name into the hat! Just posting this blog post gets your […]

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A Typical Week of Learning

One thing I am passionate about is LEARNING. When I decided to write picture books I knew it would be hard with thousands of steps in front of me. I want to share some of the things I do weekly to help my writing improve. Happy writing! #1 Webinars! I learn so much from hearing […]

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Rhyme like Sondheim

“I cannot write with any style or proper etiquette,I don’t know a participle from a predicate,I am just a simple cobbler from Connecticut” 1776 When I was first starting to write picture books I wrote a manuscript called THE NEIGHBORHOOD BODEGA. It was a delightful little rhyme about conversations over clicks and all the wonderful […]

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Spring Fling Writing Contest

Huzzah! SpringFlingKidLit is here and it’s another chance to put your writing out there. SpringFlingKidLit is hosted by Ciara O’Neal and Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez. This quote by Michell C. Clark helps me to overcome the fear of putting myself out there. “When you’re nervous about stepping outside of your comfort zone, remind yourself: It feels […]

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50 Precious Words

Have you ever entered a writing competition? How about one where hundreds of people see your work and gasp! comment/like on your story? Welcome to my first attempt at a writing competition – Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words. I didn’t exactly know what I was doing and by my entry you can tell I’m a […]

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50 Things My Child Likes

otherwise known as writing inspiration topics. You know when Julie Andrew’s playfully sings, “These are a few of my favorite things.” Well if Ben had written the song these would be emphasized in the verses. Apples with one bite in them Bicycle rides with Dad Binkies Blippi Boogers Carseat buckles Carwashes (loves when Dad leaves […]

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