Round 2

Where were we… Okay, so word count, the hard an fast rule to children’s book is no more than 700 words.  Yeah, that’s not very many. I mean that is like two or three pages double spaced…That mean things that can be told through the illustration, should be told through the illustration. Meaning instead of…

Writing Children

For those that missed  Holly’s presentation.  I’m going to post a recap and parts of the handout due to copyright reasons.  If you want the whole thing, just shoot me and email, through the contact section of the blog, and I’ll get one to you.  First and for most  her presentation was amazing!  Wonderfully put…

Finding Neverland

I have always thought of children’s books this way.  A Place where you never get old, where even the most simple of stories have the most profound meaning, and even if my body gets older, my mind still finds pleasure in the reading.  A resident of Guthrie and published author, Holly Hall, as agreed to…

Character Building

Have you ever had your character get stuck in a situation and you are not sure on how to get them out of it.  8 out 10 times this happens is because you don’t know how the character would respond to the situation.  The best way to avoid this is to have the character built…

So Many Choices….

Writing software has some many options these days.  Ranging in price from free to hundreds of dollars. I’ve tried a few, but I’ve always come back to one.  Unfortunately while I will be presenting my favorite  I’m going to have to present six of the top ten programs on the market.  With examples and demonstration…

Self help for the Self Publisher

I know I’ve contemplated doing this.  In fact I have an entire folder in my bookmarks labeled “For Self Publishing.”  But I’ve never actually done this.  Maybe it’s because I secretly want to published the old fashion way, with an agent, editor, and a major publishing house (*cough cough* Random House *cough*) all clamoring to…

Writing Your First Novel

We’ve all been there.  The beginning, the start, the grand idea, only to find ourselves complete lost at sea.  Whether we get mired in the swampy mess of our plots or buried in the shifting sands of characters we all need help in find ways to navigate that first draft. That is where Nick Lyon…

Children Books!

Meet Holly!  She’s already a published author of Build Your Beauty Brand: Find Your Niche, Captivate Your Clients, And Grow The Salon Business Of Your Dreams, but is branching out to Children’s books.  She’s as agreed to give a presentation over her ups and downs of struggling new author as well as her successes and…

In the Beginning…

…The city, nah, the county cried out for a place to voice their stories!  Instead me, Becca (The Adult Programmer for Guthrie Library),  is working on starting “Just For Writers, Guthrie Edition!” at the library. I’ve planned a month long kickoff to this group and it is packed with full on awesome! Basically every Tuesday…