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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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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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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The Gospel According to Amy Sherman-Palladino

Where Amy Sherman-Palladino leads, I will follow. As a long-time groupie, short-time blogger I knew I wanted to cover advice from the one and only wickedly funny Sherman-Palladino. When I was younger, I used to watch Gilmore Girls with the subtitles on so I wouldn’t miss a single reference. I would then cross-reference said references […]

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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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