Picture Book Art Notes Decoded

creative commons We all want to be the conductor of our manuscripts. We want them to reflect our creativity, our voice, our idea. However, picture books are not solo pieces. Text plays with illustrations. Illustrations play with text. So, what happens when, as writers, we feel we need to offer something that is not text… Read more »

Let Us Not Be Lazy

Although I have many faults, being lazy isn’t one of them. HOWEVER, I do fall into lazy writing occasionally. I use cliched phrases when a quick twist would create something much more memorable. I drop in pet words — like “the” — without restraint. But I didn’t know I was a pleonasmist until I read… Read more »