Author of informative and imaginative books for children
I don’t have any easy answers, but discipline is the key. You must write consistently and have a plan. A boatload of tenacity doesn't hurt either.
When I don’t write, I feel less of myself -- like an empty shell going through the motions of life. It's not a bad place because as my words hit the paper, word after word, a calmness enters my soul. I know my purpose. My calling. I am sure that my writing is a gift. I find this assurance when my words fly against the paper.
I’m a member of the Brazos Valley Region and former coRA of the Western Washington Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Children’s writers have interesting arguments, like if squirrels are interested in spring purses and what’s the best way to get an elephant into the basement.
Children's illustrators wonder how green can a chicken really be and
is purple truly a friendly dinosaur color.
If you are interested in SCBWI, check out: www.scbwi.org. This is the city for children’s writers and illustrators all over the world.
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