Thursday, March 9, 2017
Last week I received the biggest surprise of my life when I made contact with a relative of the persons of whom I'm writing. So, a surprise interview began. First, we had a friendly casual exchange of thoughts, in which, I think we both came to a mutual understanding about the main characters.
Then he agreed to read the biography. I was thrilled. I couldn't sleep that night. The next day I received a reply. My contact agreed that the biography text and title said it all. Of course, I was spurred on to ask several new questions. And his answers were swift.
The kindness and generosity I received from my contact were amazing. His insight into the background of my characters proved to be priceless. And the fact that he thought my story was great . . . makes me smile.
Monday, February 27, 2017
A peek at a book that I'm working on.
Most boys may reach for the stars, but these two explorers hatch a plan to fly with the birds. After many years of experiments they learn through trail and error that you can do anything you want if--you don't give up!
They learn to cope with their bitter disappointments. They learn to change what doesn't work. They learn that nothing is more important than making a dream come true.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Saturday, December 10, 2016
By Sue Frye
On the first day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyThe birth of our lord is magnified.
On the second day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyThe angels sung a joyful lullaby.
On the third day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyThe birth of a savior is nigh.
On the fourth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyA sign unto Shepherds camping bye.
On the fifth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyA savior is born from on high.
On the sixth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyTo the manger where the baby lie.
On the seventh day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyWise men journey near to edify.
On the eighth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyAnimals come in wonder and awe.
On the ninth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyThe blessed babe does not cry.
On the tenth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyThe foretold event is satisfied.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyPeace on Earth is gifted hereby.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, a star shown in the skyBringing joy to the world in a sigh.
Monday, December 5, 2016
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
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.