instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads

Blog

Mixed Blessings

The Indiana Writers' Consortium (IWC)is a group of writers spanning 5 counties in northwest Indiana whose purpose is to connect with each other & with the community. The group is less than a year old, but looking ahead to a long future. Our first event was a picnic, complete with food, fun, and a silent auction--one that I had been looking forward to, until I broke my ankle. Mixed blessings.  Read More 
Be the first to comment

Summer Critique

Earlier this month our critique group got together for an all-day meeting when one member opened her home to us for the day. It was great! No rush to get home on time. More time to share tips and advice, news and up-coming events, new writing ventures, and finally, critiques.
A big part of writing and publishing for children is 'connecting.'  Read More 
1 Comments
Post a comment

The Value of Music in Writing for Children

I write poetry and stories for children. I do not write music. Our son, Dan, and our daughter, Sarah, write and perform their own songs. Our son Kevin writes music. Maybe someday I'll give it a try. Of course it would be songs for children. My husband played drums and had a band in high school. All of our children play instruments, and some were in choir and musicals. I've learned how to line dance and to think rhythm.

There's a lot to be said for music if you write for young children. Rhythm, pacing, and a musical quality are important in picture books. . Read More 
Be the first to comment

A visit to the Library

Last month I did a presentation at the Lake County Public Library for children and adults about writing books, and how an idea grows to become a picture book.  Read More 
Be the first to comment