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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