I recently listened to Kathy Lipp's podcast interview with Amy Carroll on the subject of perfectionism. Breaking Up with Perfect is the title of Amy's new book. Wow-- What Amy shared really resonated with me! She's offering a FREE online study of her book, Breaking Up with Perfect beginning Monday, August 1st. (Amy offers some other FREE resources, and you may win a copy of Amy's book by leaving a comment on Kathi's blog post!) For more info and to sign up for the free online study, click on this link. Or visit Amy Caroll's website here.
If you live within driving distance of Lancaster, PA and are interested in writing, I highly recommend this amazing one-day event! (I've attended before, but cannot this year because of a previous commitment.) If you're looking for an affordable, fun, and choc-full-of-information way to learn more about writing, or take your current writing to the next level, consider attending this one-day conference. There are lots of opportunities to meet with the speakers and make connections with other writers. Click on image for the Lancaster Christian Writers website for more info and to register! LCW also offers monthly meetings throughout the year.
I have a new category for my favorite books of all time. The Chronicles of Narnia are my favorite children's books.
Elderberry Croft: The Complete Collection is my favorite book for grown-ups. Check it out!
A Multiple, Award-Winning Classic
I haven't smiled, laughed, or cried as much reading a story(ies) as I did with "Elderberry Croft: The Complete Collection"! I loved it ALL... It gave ME hope! I hope this story wins lots of awards, so as many people as possible will read it and be as enchanted and blessed as I was/am. I can't begin to understand the depths of the author's skill and craftsmanship in writing such a collection of stories-- I love it and admire her and her precious gift. I am thrilled to learn that there's a sequel... YEA!!
The whole series is available now for a Kindle price of $2.99. Or check out Elderberry Croft: Volume 1: January Breeze, February Embers, March Whispers for FREE!
Author's website: http://beckydoughty.com/
I attended the NJ SCBWI Picture Book Word Count Smack Down Workshop with Ame Dyckman in Princeton, NJ yesterday!
In addition to being a super-talented author, Ame is one of the funnest, most thorough, creative and helpful presenters I've ever heard (plus a SUPER-nice person))!! If you ever have a chance to meet her or hear her speak, don't miss it! Better yet, buy her books (or check them out from the library! :)
Also present was the ever-wonderful and uber-talented illustrator, entrepreneur, and NJ Chapter Regional Advisor, Leeza Hernandez. Her readings of the participant's PB stories made everything sound good!!
SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WORKSHOP:
Ame's "Stylin' Moves for Wrestling Your World Count"
1. SMACK unnecessary backstory
2. Jump in with the action
3. Avoid stage direction
4. KAPOW! descriptive and filler words (including your dialogue)
5. SMASH redundancies (ex. sit down)
For her link to Richard Nordquist's 200 common redundancies click here!
Ame's 3 Secret Tricks to Reducing your word count:
1. Use Twitter (140 words)
2. Listen to kids
3. Carry your picture book manuscript in your pocket at all times!
If you want to learn more about children's book writing and illustrating, check your local SCBWI Chapter for events near you! :)
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