October 2016 - The Messy Process of Creating a Craft Book, Part 2

September 2016 - The Messy Process of Creating a Craft Book, Part 1

August 2016 - See Your Writing From Different Vantage Points

July 2016 - How Creativity Techniques Help My Writing

June 2016 - Hard Parts of Writing Non-Fiction for Young Readers

May 2016 - Four Drafts Down, Eight to Go

April 2016- Persisting Despite What Life Throws At You

March 2016 - The Good and Bad of Distractions

February 2016 - Being Willing to Step Back and Start Over

January 2016 - Dealing With My Messy, Rough List of Picture Book Ideas

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Updates and Journal Posts

Whether it's an email update with news and tips, or a non-traditional blog post, my goal is to provide helpful, honest details and encouragement to kids, teachers, other writers and those considering or deep into the writing life.

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March 2019- Rating My First 50ish Word Drafts

September 2018 - Do You Have a Writing Action Plan?

March 2018 - Use Creativity Techniques to Boost Your Writing

December 2017- The Importance of Subtraction

September 2017 - Is Your Picture Book Worth $50,000?

July 2017 - Examples of Themes in Writing

May 2017 - The Value of Understanding Themes in Writing

February 2017 - Creating a Storystorm of Picture Book Ideas

January 2017 - 12x12 Picture Book Challenge Success and Learnings

December 2016 - Eleven Drafts Down, One to Go

November 2016 - How to Stop Wishing and Start Writing​​