Category Archives: A Writer Musing

It’s Children’s Book Week and Giveaway

It’s Children’s Book Week, “the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. Established in 1919, Children’s Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Every year, commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes–wherever young readers and books connect!” Do you remember the first book

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Let Your Characters Tell Your Story

Here’s what I believe happens when a writer begins her story with an authentically realized character (as opposed to one from central casting, formed out of the necessity to see a certain preordained action take place). If she allows him to take shape slowly on the page, if she resists the urge to make assumptions

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