Writing

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What am I writing now?
At the moment I’m working on a sequel to my YA fantasy novel, Dragon’s Truth. It’s kind of all consuming…I dream about my characters at night and think about them for most of the day. #writerproblems

I’ve also just completed a middle grade novel tentatively titled Liar’s Song. The main character is Dallie, an eleven-year-old girl who loves to sing and wants to be a singer/songwriter like her father. The story begins when Dallie and her little brother Bean are taken from home in the middle of the night by their mother. They are running away, but Dallie doesn’t know why. They begin life in a new town and must lie about who they are and where they are from. The story is funny and sad and filled with unique characters.

Writing your own poetry or novel?  Have questions?  Need help or inspiration?  Here are a few links to help…

This site has links to a little bit of everything! Scroll down to find resources for everything from writing poetry to finding an agent.  There’s even a list of sites for kids who want to write and be published.

http://www.resourcesforchildrenswriters.com/

This is my favorite blog (I try not to follow too many–it gets overwhelming!) team written by a group of children’s writers who are also teachers.  In addition to the fantastic blog, the blog site has a page of resources for teachers as well as a page for kids who write.

www.teachingauthors.com

And finally, I am a proud and loyal Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators member.  Check out the site and see what SCBWI has to offer you!

www.scbwi.org

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