It's been a while since I've awarded the Incredibly Prestigious and Exquisitely Ephemeral Golden Marmot Award, but this week it NEEDS to go to Chuck Wendig for this wonderful tweet. In addition to following @ChuckWendig on Twitter, I encourage you to read his Terribleminds blog. (***...
photo by Kate Ter Haar  “Don’t you ever just, like, want it out there already?” This question was asked of me by my brother-in-law at a recent family gathering. Over the past couple of years, and his series of inquiries into the current state of my writing journey, I’ve endeavored to explain to him...
Are you trying to build an online presence? Building a large audience for your content will help to promote your message, whether it is personal or professional. A good way to establish a voice and an audience is through blogging. If you want to find out how running a blog can help you, then read...
An essential part to building an online presence today is through blogging. Having a successful blog can present many opportunities. If you’re a business owner, you can increase your customer base, helping your business to succeed. Or, if you’re just looking to give your opinion on a...
Christian Trimmer photo credit: Walker Brockington. In addition to being a debut picture book author, Christian Trimmer is an editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. I love his enthusiasm for kidlit/YA on his Twitter feed, plus he's edited some pretty amazing books. Like THE DEATH...
One of the biggest problems I see with entrepreneurs is what to do with all the ideas they have swirling around in their brains.The trick is to get those ideas, thoughts, concepts, and plans out of your head. But if you're not a left-brained type, you might get stuck with the HOW to get them out of...
For those interested, the Font Nerd Table comic above is now available as a greeting card in my card shop. I do admit that I over-used Comic Sans and Papyrus when they first came out. Fontfaces are so much like fashion, aren't they? You have the basic fontfaces which never seem to go out of style...
“I would walk along the quais when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out. It was easier to think if I was walking and doing something or seeing people doing something that they understood.” — Ernest Hemingway, A MOVEABLE FEAST As the summer folds into itself in the...
Tumblr, where it is not akin to a seething pit of vipers, contains some absolute gems. One of them has the title Discarding Images. It exists to share with us … Continue reading →
  Patricia Newman is the author of fiction and nonfiction titles, and magazine articles for children. She writes what she wants to know and has covered topics as diverse as ocean plastic, trains, fighter pilots, and Ebola. Although many of her books have received critical acclaim, she writes...