|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!