Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Attended SCBWI Conference in KC

The KC SCBWI conference was this past weekend. I had my real live first Editor Critique and it went very well.  Submitting next! Continue working on the Adventures of Pajama Boy, writing and illustrating. Learning digital media now in the Creative Suite Course and Life Drawing Course.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Great books to help kids write stories!

  1. How to Write Stories  by Celia Warren; www.qeb-publishing.com. I recommend this fun interactive book for middle grade kids to have fun with tips on "pinning your ideas to the page, creating believable characters, interesting lots and cliff hangers". Fun graphic layout promotes creativity.
  2. Be A Creative Writer; Tick Tock Books. I would recommend  this fun real-life writer trivia meets scrap book  of  writing style for 5th 6th and 7th graders and  through Middle School students. Lots of cut and paste graphics and pop ups make this an interactive read as well as a learning experience!
  3. Scholastic Guides: How to Write Poetry, Paul B.Janeczko. Great basic guide to all types of poetry, a good introduction and a fun way to support the poetic knowledge and poem building skills of your juvenile poet.

Friday, February 15, 2013