This week, we welcome Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Gringolandia, Surviving Santiago, Rogue). Lyn will talk about writing historical fiction, writing books with international settings, and the difference between a sensitivity reader and an expert reader (and when you should use each one). That’s a lot of wisdom – and Lyn is ready to share!
There’s a magic ingredient that makes an editor take notice, stops an agent in her tracks and makes a delighted child say “Read it Again!” What if you had this magic ingredient at your fingertips, ready to sprinkle it throughout your next picture book manuscript? How different would your writing career be?
Most writers find it very difficult to judge the merits of their own story ideas. In this excerpt from a workshop taught by the prolific and uber-creative author Stephen Swinburne, you’ll learn his quick process to judge new ideas. It’s quite powerful.