Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday: Kids' Week

Here's my ode to The Word Shark. *

My friend The Word Shark Karen S. Elliott is hosting a special week filled with children's writers on her blog.

I am always thankful for Karen's themed weeks and her Editor Spotlight series.

I know many are returning to school and fall routines, but if you have a moment check out the series. I always meet someone new during these series. So far, the diversity of publication paths and work processes sticks out to me. There are so many ways to reach publication.

Here are links to the posts (I've updated them since this post first published. It's a complete week with lots of great information):

An Interview with Chris Eboch — She shares her most recent historical fiction book and some about her process. When she talked about outlines, this struck me (a sort of pantser):
I figure a strong outline is the equivalent of two drafts.
Author and Illustrator, Harri Romney  — She picked up drawing 20 years after her college days to illustrate her own books. On her website, she offers a way to purchase her characters on T-shirts, buttons, etc.

Author Jessica Messinger — I'm impressed her husband illustrated her story.

Author Darlene Foster — Who may still be 12 at heart, which helps her write books for tweens.

Illustrator, Book Designer Janice Phelps Williams — She shares her process of working with an author.

Writer Allyn Stotz — She shares her journey to become a published picture book author.

* I just finished a semester of working with Illustrator. I need all the practice I can get, so here you go. My version of The Word Shark with her red pencil. Hee hee. Practice. Practice. Practice. Have a great day!

30 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this wonderful share, Stacy. I love my theme weeks - they allow me to meet new writers and work with them one-on-one on these blog projects. This post made my day! (I love that your Shark is holding a red pen!)

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    1. I'm so glad you did this theme. It's always fun to meet new writers and learn how they get their projects from their head and out to readers.

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  2. Did you know that it's 'Shark Week' on the discovery channel? Or some channel like that. Maybe she did that on purpose?

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    1. Just a coincidence. Karen is the Word Shark year round.

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  3. Thanks, Stacy, for spreading the news! Don't you just love talking about books and writing?

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  4. I'm a big fan of the Word Shark and love your illustration. Karen's awesome, but then again, so are you. :)

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  5. Stacy...thanks so much for introducing me to Karen...I will definitely go over there and check out her blog. :)
    My head sometimes feels like it will explode from all of the opportunities that are out there for us to learn from generous and knowledgeable people. :)
    Hope to see you on Sunday at the SBCWI meeting...I'm polishing up my Boots for Dylan McGee...I'd love to have the group take a look at it!

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    1. Very happy I heard from Dylan McGee again on Sunday! Yee Haw!

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  6. Love your version of the word shark Stacy. I do like Karen's site, but I've been so behind lately so thanks for catching me up on the next theme. Don't want to miss that :)

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    1. I've been behind all summer Coleen. It's left me feeling a bit refreshed.

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  7. Thanks for the heads up on Karen's post and I think your word shark is terrific! :)

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  8. What a wonderful post. I'll be sure to check out the links. I do follow Chris and her information is awesome. I loved her quote. Now I can relax when I attack my writing.

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  9. I'm such a fan of writers who support other writers—Karen and you included. Hope you're having a fantastic week. :)

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  10. Kelley Lynn - Shark Week. Just a coincidence. I do theme weeks every month. :) Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments about The Shark.

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  11. The Word Shark is great! I'll be interested to check out Karen's series.

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  12. These look great--I need to check them out.

    ~Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Lots of fun information in the posts.

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  13. I love sharks, and so does my grandson. Great post!

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  14. Isn't it wonderful there is so many different kinds of writing in the world? Looks like some GREAT resources there.

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