Gather, a KidLit Podcast
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#HFGather: Dear Highlights: What Adults Can Learn from 75 Years of Letters and Conversations with Kids
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Podcast: The Braintrust Critique, with Nicole Valentine & Rob Costello
Nicole Valentine and Rob Costello, faculty for our Whole Novel Workshop, talk about the braintrust critique method, a round-table critique method that includes the author in the conversation. Listen now:
Podcast: Traci Chee on Magic, Discovery and Mentorship
Traci Chee talks about: How magic is where, genre-wise, she's most comfortable writing The untouched, unspoiled feeling of discovery How the excitement of working with Summer Camp mentees gets her out of her own head Holding onto the joy and love of writing when the...
Podcast: Heidi Stemple on Birds, Back Matter and Mentor Texts
Author Heidi Stemple joins us from the porch of cabin 16, the Jane Yolen cabin, named after her mother. What fun to hear her: Geek out over back matter Talk about finding your creative voice Share her writing process and current projects Discuss how birds have played...
Podcast: Steve Light & Kelly Light on Illustrator Process
Steve Light and Kelly Light (no relation!) talk about: How Steve is "an artist's artist" Sharing ideas or artwork The difference between a drawing and an illustration How illustrator tips can help writers Diving into the World You're Creating Listen now:
Podcast: Jess Rinker & Debbie Gonzales on Marketing Platforms
Jess Rinker (jessrinker.com) and Debbie Gonzales (debbiegonzales.com) share some marketing thoughts for debut authors: How to value your time and your work Learning about yourself through your debut Why you should have an enewsletter Pinterest as a platform for...
Podcast: Ashley Hope Perez on Holistic Writer Care
Ashley Hope Perez and George Brown talk about self-care for writers: Learning how to be patient with what you CAN do in the face of daily obstacles Doing this work in a way that’s healthy The practice of giving your best effort and honoring your writing time Creating...
Podcast: Melissa Wyatt on Inspiring Your Writing Practice with Prompts
Melissa Wyatt (melissawyatt.com), a special guest at our Whole Novel Workshop, talks about: How writing prompts can be used to inspire your writing practice. Writing prompt exercises that help you understand your book--even if they don't end up in the book. The "deck"...
Podcast: An Na and Lilliam Rivera on Writing Novels
An Na and Lilliam Rivera talk about: Getting your story unlocked World building Doing the research to make the most out of your story Making sure your novel is ready to submit Listen now:
Podcast: Harold Underdown on the Crash Course Online Workshop
Harold Underdown talks about our online Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know. In this episode, Harold talks with George about: Discovering that insider knowledge that writers need to know. Making it easier to know what you need to do to...
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