Tag: Kathi Appelt

From Early Draft to Award Winner: Step Right Up

I heard the best news the other day, and now that it has officially been announced, I’m so excited to write about it here. My brilliant friend Donna Janell Bowman won the Writers’ League of Texas 2016 Book Award for picture books for her debut picture book biography STEP RIGHT UP: HOW DOC AND JIM…
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Why Writing Conferences Are Priceless

Writing is solitary. Just us with a computer and a head of ideas. But we’re not really alone. And going to a writing conference is a wonderful way to celebrate that. Of course, seminars at writing conferences are great learning opportunities. Query letters, characters, plot, dialog — I’ve learned about all these at conferences. But…
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Friday High & Low: Great News, Great Advice

I’m starting a new Friday traditional on my blog, the Friday High & Low. Every Friday, I’ll check in and give you my writing high and low for the week. My high this week, is actually last week’s, but I was too busy to post it then. And I’ve got two: First, I won the…
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