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A Manual for Moving forward: what science says about #kidlitwomen and #metoo

A Manual for Moving Forward: What Science Says about #kidlitwomen and #metoo

The #metoo movement has swept the world. Last month, that tidal wave crashed into the kidlit community. It started with an article by author Anne Ursu on sexual harassment within the children’s book industry. She conducted an anonymous survey and shared her eye-opening results. Then things really took off with a post by the School Library Journal. …

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Holiday Nerdy Staycation: 2016 edition

Holiday Nerdy Staycation – 2016 edition

I have a personal tradition. For the holiday period between Christmas and New Years I celebrate with a nerdy stay-cation. Last year I read piles of books, watched tv, and binged on youtube series. Reading so much feels down right decadent. Watching whole TV series is sinfully slothful. It is amazingly restorative and just what my …

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Write Where You Are

Write Where You Are

Write where you are. No, that doesn’t mean while reading this on your phone in the grocery story line. (Then again, why not?) I mean where you are in your life. That picture was my kitchen last month. It was taken while standing on the old kitchen counter having a break from knocking down part of the …

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A is for Accountability

Many writers struggle with actually getting writing done. We have great intentions and maybe even some smart goals. But…. it just doesn’t happen. Most of us write as a second career. It’s squeezed into the scraps of time between paying jobs, childcare, eldercare, and laundry. Those scraps are prime real estate. Too often your writing time gets …

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