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F is for Florence

I bet you thought I was going to talk about Florence, Italy. But…I’m not. There is a beautiful spot on the Oregon coast that shares a name with the famous town in Italy. It’s a quaint small ocean town right next to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Most people know the area from the […]

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I’ve Written a Children’s Book Now What

I started writing blog posts to help give aspiring authors a glimpse into what I’ve learned about the process. I figured it was time to compile the existing posts on one page and share with you more posts are forthcoming. Making Your Author Website Accessible Tables at Book Events ISBNs Budget and Business Planning Illustrations: […]

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I’ve Written a Children’s Book, Now What? ISBNs

.You’ve made a lot of decisions up to this point, and they are far from over. One of the most important one you will need to make soon is to ISBN or not. ISBN, or International Standard Book Number, is a unique identifier used to identify comercially available books. ISBN number are 13 digit numbers […]

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U is for the Unknown

Unknown adjective not known; not within the range of one’s knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar. not discovered, explored, identified, or ascertained:the unknown parts of Antarctica. not widely known; not famous; obscure: an unknown writer.   I found it rather ironic when I decided to write this post about the word unknown and how it […]

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R is for Reading

One of the most common pieces of advice most writers receive is to never stop reading. Read in your genre, read books about the craft, read books that interest you. I read a lot. I drive my husband a little crazy because I can read while he watches TV. He will ask me if I […]

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O is for Obstacles

I find we as writers have a tendency to put obstacles in the way of our writing. Whether we admit to it or not, they are there. Sometimes it is a physical obstacle. Over extending ourselves to the point of having no time whatsoever to write. Following the proverbial rabbit down the hole we call […]

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L is for Library

Some of my earliest memories (besides digging in the dirt with my best friend) are of my mother taking me to the library. I would race to the shelves and dig through the stacks to find my favorite books. One in particular, called Molly’s Moe, I must have checked out at least once every other […]

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K is for Kindred Spirits

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Ok I admit it. I’m an Anne of Green Gables nerd. It is one of my favorite book series and I absolutely love […]

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I’ve Written A Children’s Book, Now What? Part V

If you have been following my current blog series, I’ve been talking about the process once you’ve completed writing your children’s book. So far we’ve discussed critique and editing, number of pages and trim size, character mapping, and storyboarding. We are getting closer to that all important aspect of finding an illustrator. Illustrations are as […]

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