Saturday, December 31, 2016

Contest News

Hey, I just entered this new contest for historical fiction. Check it out!

New FREE contest for writers of Historical Fiction http://tinyurl.com/zodcsgo Judged by agent @EliseShaull, via @chucksambuchino

Contest News

Hey, I just entered this new contest for historical fiction. Check it out!

New FREE contest for writers of Historical Fiction http://tinyurl.com/zodcsgo Judged by agent @EliseShaull, via @chucksambuchino

Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Twelve Days of Christmas



A STAR SHOWN IN THE SKY—221 words
By Sue Frye


On the first day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
The birth of our lord is magnified.

On the second day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
The angels sung a joyful lullaby.

On the third day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
The birth of a savior is nigh.

On the fourth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
A sign unto Shepherds camping bye.

On the fifth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
A savior is born from on high.

On the sixth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
To the manger where the baby lie.

On the seventh day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
Wise men journey near to edify.

On the eighth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
Animals come in wonder and awe.
 
On the ninth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
The blessed babe does not cry.
 
On the tenth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
The foretold event is satisfied.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
Peace on Earth is gifted hereby.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, a star shown in the sky
Bringing joy to the world in a sigh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Stages of Picture Book Development


 


From the first glimmer of an idea, I love writing picture books so starting today, I'll be posting a series of compelling ways to create picture books and make them stronger.
Picture books are quick, fun and interactive reads. What can be said with words, these books say it with interactive pictures and animations to have it conveyed to their audiences in a much faster way. These books may be a true work of art, but when it comes to story development techniques, the calculated words of the story have proven their worth over the years. From kids to adults, many of these picture books have earned quite a bit of popularity. Whether pictures or words, the importance of plot is not lost in any medium which is used to write a book. Since pictures are easier to explain the plot development, they are often better used to show the importance of different stages of plot development and how each one come to play an important part in the story that is being told.
I hope this series will be of use to other writers. Stay tuned until the first post of Stages of Picture Book Development coming soon. And please let me know what other posts you are interested in seeing. 
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

NaMo & A Very Special Reguest

Photo of a woman cutting vegetables on a cutting board 
NaMoRiMo Time 
Have you made a plan? Do you have the perfect ingredients? It's still not too late to join thousands of other writers in November eager to write a new novel. 
Write Great Every Time 
If you’re ready to write, just hop on board, outline your project and make your lists of elements to include in your story. For best results set aside a certain time to write each day. The time thing doesn't have to be written in stone just as long as it works for you. The main idea, is to write every day.  
Ready, set, begin. 



And, while I have your attention, I have a favor to ask. If I can get 20 people to leave comments on my Book Blast page Guestbook at the SCBWI website, when I reach the magic number of 20, I will be entered to win one of the following great prizes:

1. SCBWI will purchase 20 of my books and distribute them to schools or libraries of my choice and will feature my book for a day on all of their social media outlets.

Just go here and leave a comment.

https://www.scbwi.org/bookblast-display/?id=417144