Say it ain’t so, Kurt Vonnegut!
6 Punctuation Marks Hated by Famous Authors :: Mental Floss
“Being creative is not so much the desire to do something as the listening to that which wants to be done.”
Art takes you where it wants you to go :: Austin Kleon
I adored Summer of My German Soldier. Thank you, Bette Greene, for speaking into my childhood in such a meaningful way.
Obituary: Bette Greene :: Publisher’s Weekly
“The thing is, children don’t live in a world without death and guilt and sadness. They live among these things, just as we do. They are trying to process them, just as we are. Anyone who has been a child knows this.”
What Magical Stories Do by Hayley Chewins :: The Nerdy Book Club
“Sometimes I want to find that professor—the one who made it seem like I was bound to fall behind—and tell him that despite how much his class changed me as a writer, it also changed me as a mother. I’ve spent years unraveling a lie that I had to prove my worth by doing all the things at once.”
The Lies I No Longer Believe :: Coffee and Crumbs
Whatever genre I’m writing in, the sound of my text is secondary only to meaning. That is especially true in picture books. In my mind, for a picture-book text to work, it must sing.
A Text That Sings :: Marion Dane Bauer