Reading About the Craft

My post today on Writing and Illustrating for Children is about

Reading About the Craft

It’s something I did for while, year ago.  But in the incredibly long list of “things I’ve been meaning to do” it often doesn’t make the top.  This talks about how a book I happened to purchase a while ago totally changed my outlook.

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Writing for a Diverse World

My post on Writing and Illustrating for Children today is on:

Writing for a Diverse World.

Click the link to read my thoughts on what We Need Diverse Books really means, not only to authors, but to parents, agents and readers.

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A Heart Felt Thank You

My next post on Kathy Temean’s Site Writing and Illustrating For Children is a commentary on all the amazing support I got when I told you about my setback in my new project.

It meant so much to me I had to write…

A Heart Felt Thank You.

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Successes and Hurdles

This was my April 22nd post on Kathy Temean’s website Writing and Illustrating for Children.

Writing and Illustrating

erikaphoto-45Erika Wassall, the Jersey Farm Scribe here with… 

A Personal Story of Successes and Hurdles

I have a story to tell this week. And while I debated about putting this up here, I have decided that there may be someone else who relates, or could learn from it, and that’s worth it!

First, I have extremely exciting news!

Remember this post from Kathy: The School and Library Market?

It really intrigued me. As a freelance writer, I’ve done a lot in the education sector from curriculum development and script writing to test passages and online self-education courses. So I started applying. I soon realized that it was much like reaching out to agents. You have a portfolio and resume instead of a manuscript, but otherwise, it’s pretty much the same. Queries. Rejection. And waiting.

But it paid off!

I have been asked to write a book on bees…

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4 Ingredient Chocolate Cookies

You guys won’t believe how easy and delicious these are.

Ultimate

Yup, that’s right FOUR ingredients.  And they are the PERFECT balance of chew/crisp with a fudgey center.  And yeah… did I mention there are literally FOUR ingredients???

Family Focus Blog Recipe from the Jersey Farm Scribe

Check it out and share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc!  The world needs to know!!!

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Character Interviews

Check out my post on Kathy Temean’s Writing and Illustrating for Children on:

Character Interviews

I had a BLAST with a writing friend of mine recently doing this exercise.  So much of writing can be really hard work.  Play with this one.  Have fun.  Don’t over-think it.  Making yourself laugh and just let it happen.

The results may even surprise you!

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Stoking the Fire of a New Idea

Check out my post on Kathy Temean’s website Writing and Illustrating for Children.

Today I’m talking about the parallels between a new love interest and the intensive cloud-nine feeling the surrounds a new idea.  They both have that over-the-moon excitement.  But what happens when reality sets in, you are forced to remember that writing is hard work, and how do you keep the love alive????

Stoking the Fire of a New Idea.

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