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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December 2016 - Eleven Drafts Down, One to Go
November 2016 - How to Stop Wishing and Start Writing