Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coffee and Conversation with Rori Shay

Good Friday morning! Today promises to be a balmy 40 degrees. Folks, we’ve got a heatwave on our hands! Our next conference, Spring: Nature’s Revised Draft opened for registration this week and runs until March 19th. If you’re planning on … Continue reading

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A Good Week for Children’t Literature

If you’re about children’s literature, then this has been a big week already. Monday marked the first day of registration for our March conference Spring: Nature’s Revised Draft. For a quick preview and links to workshop sessions to help polish … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conference: Spring: Nature’s Revised Draft!

Happy Saturday, everyone! In two days, registration will be open for our March 29, 2014 conference, Spring: Nature’s Revised Draft held at the Bishop Claggett Center in Buckeystown, Maryland! (Don’t know about you, but I’ll certainly be ready for spring by then!) … Continue reading

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Keeping your networking social

I’m a big fan of recycling and that includes blog posts. Since social media is still a hot topic for writers and illustrators as a vehicle to get the word our about one’s work, I thought I might recycle this … Continue reading

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How snow can help your writing…

I was going to write about blogging today but I cant get past the snow thing so I’m going to start this post by proclaiming my hate for snow. There I said it. I hate snow. Now I know some … Continue reading

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Event- Michael Muller at the Mount Airy Public Library on January 18th!

Are you looking for a break from illustrating, writing, and/or social media platform building?  Then, look no further.  Come to the Mount Airy Public Library on Saturday the 18th to meet author and Baltimore artist Michael Muller and Mirabelle-his adorable … Continue reading

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How to Miss a Writing Career and a Whole Lot of Other Things…

The importance of social media for a writer can not be ignored.  As we are learning, it is essential for our careers.  That being said, even social media needs to be a balanced, well planned, addition to your writing and … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop #2: Dipping Your Toes in the Social Media Pool by Veronica Bartles

Happy Friday, everyone! If you missed our first post on social media, you can find it by by clicking here. But not now. Go later because today we have the second installment in the series by guest contributor, Veronica Bartles, author of … Continue reading

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Social Media Workshop #1: Where to Start

If you attended Laura Whitaker’s “Dating 101: What makes YOU desirable to an Editor” session at last September’s Lucky 13: Make 2013 Your Year Conference and happened to look over my shoulder as she talked about the importance of writers having a strong … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

From all of us bloggers to all of you… HAPPY, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a fantastic 2013 and holiday season! Mine was great but also very … challenging, so I’m ecstatic about starting the new year with blank slates, renewed … Continue reading

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