Writing Essentials

A growing collection of articles on tools and tricks for becoming a writer.

 
 

Do you love to write but wonder where to start? Have you been dabbling with writing but want to take the first steps to be a writer? Below find posts covering some of the most important writing fundamentals. Looking for more? Contact me! I’m always happy to help.

 

All About Picture Books

A picture book is deceptively complex and stunningly beautiful. Sort of like Moby Dick—written in haiku.

 

I didn’t go into this business thinking, I want to be a picture book author! After a few rough starts, I actually found picture books excruciatingly hard to create. If something is hard, I become obsessed about mastering it. I’m nowhere near mastery, but below I’ll share a few things I’ve learned.

 
 
Violet and the Woof shows off with Sheepie

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Publication & Beyond

Get an inside glimpse into my journey to publication and on to publicity.

 

You’ve written the book. You have a contract. What’s next? Here I’ll share my at times floundering experiences, advice, and lessons on publicizing and marketing your books.

 

Crafts & DIY

All the crafts, tutorials, inspiration and more!

 

Because I’m forever making, below you’ll find the many (did I say many?) tutorials I’ve created or curated for DIY projects. Home, health, food, crafts. I’ve done it all.