Monthly Archives: April 2011

inspiration wednesday

Get your flower on, people. It’s something like spring.

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scbwi is a tribe

Barely recovered from the SCBWI Western Washington conference in Redmond this past weekend, I’ve been going over my notes and thinking back on the fabulous keynotes and workshop sessions. Above and beyond the revelatory approaches to craft I’m taking from … Continue reading

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scbwi rules!

SCBWI Western Washington is about to rock its 20th conference in little old Redmond with a theme of Book to the Future. Lots of talent, lots of learning, lots of community. And tonight we host our first dance, complete with … Continue reading

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beginner’s mind

I’m an astrology hound. I don’t count on it to foretell my fate but I figure if Mercury is in retrograde it couldn’t hurt to know the dates and take that into account. Why not wait a few days to … Continue reading

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baseball

  Oh yeah, it’s opening week of the baseball season. The time when hope springs eternal even as snow and rain pour down on games, the brief period when you think: anything is possible and that seems like a plausible … Continue reading

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on jealousy – the rumpus

Love The Rumpus, an excellent oleo of a blog that hosts the advice column Sugar, a column that is guaranteed to make me laugh out loud on a regular basis. I was alerted to this post by GallyCat, the publishing … Continue reading

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a crown of laurels

One thing I’ve learned from my study of publishing over the past several years is that it’s harder than ever to get published (unless you want to go the self published route, which has its own set of challenges). The … Continue reading

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