Teaching young writers

I had an excellent time teaching young writers how to write biographies at Parr Library in Plano, Texas.  Based on the WHO IS biography series, we made our own biography booklets.  The program was a great success and I plan to have it again soon.

An Excellent Year

It’s time for a writing update.  2017 was an excellent year!  I finished revising my middle grade novel and am now querying agents.  I wrote twelve picture book drafts for the 12×12 Challenge and I am half-way through a rough draft of a new middle grade novel.  I love writing!!  It makes me feel like … More An Excellent Year

Hard Work Pays Off

Hard work eventually pays off.  2017 has been very productive so far.  I have accomplished several goals that I set for myself already.  I became a Gold member of 12×12 Challenge and I have written four new picture book manuscripts this year. I have completed the rough draft of my middle grade novel and will … More Hard Work Pays Off

Rejection Party

You would think that I should look like Patrick the Starfish right now.  My eyes should be filling with tears, but I feel exactly the opposite.  One of my manuscripts got rejected today and I feel great!! Why do I feel so good you might ask.  Well, this was no ordinary rejection.  An editor from … More Rejection Party

Happy New Year

              I think all writers feel optimistic at the start of a new year.  On January first we have a clean slate.  No one has rejected our writing and we have a renewed sense of purpose.  I made a lot of writing progress in 2016 and I hope to continue with that momentum in … More Happy New Year

Work on Your Craft

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been writing.  You can always work on your craft and improve your writing.  There are many ways to do this. Take a class There are writing classes at community colleges.  There are also many, many online courses for writers.  Here are links to author websites where you can find … More Work on Your Craft