Please join us for an ALAN Online BookChat with David Klass, author of FIRESTORM, YOU DON’T KNOW ME, and others Date: 3/28/07 Time: 9:00 PM Eastern URL: http://alan-ya.org/bookchat/flashchat.php Here's more about FIRESTORM: “His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have
Tonight, I finished reading the letters of legendary editor Ursula Nordstrom. Probably, I'm the last to read this book, because I've heard how amazing it is for years. It amazed me anyway. As a reader, as a scholar, as a reviewer, and as a writer, I learned so much about the evolution of children's publishing in the US and the
I spent much of the day revising the first fitfy of my barnstorming novel. When I was finished, sixteen pages of fat had been trimmed. I love revision. It's the easiest way I know to lose weight.
Please join us for an ALAN Online BookChat to discuss FIRESTORM by David Klass. Date: 3/21/07Time: 9:00 PM EasternURL: http://alan-ya.org/bookchat/flashchat.php Here's more about FIRESTORM: “His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn't broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He'd just
As my friends know, I've spent much of the past two years--but especially the past six months--lamenting the sudden shift of focus in marketing children's literature. Gone are the days when a children's book was given time to find its audience, a time frame that can be several years since most children's books are *still* sold through schools and libraries.
A follow-up on the Poll I posted earlier: I've taken the advice y'all were kind enough to give, with a twist. A kind soul suggested an exercise for deconstructing the plot structure, a long and sometimes tedious process that was enlightening, to say the least. I've done a thorough pass based on that, and now I'll set aside the manuscript
I ran out of needs for this meme and had to switch to wants. Apparently, thunderchikin is not a common first name. Who knew? 1. That is the kind of performance the thunderchikin needs to have (va-room!)2. thunderchikin needs a function which will return Nextword to a calling sub (um, okay) 3. thunderchikin needs a button to say "strip" (
...and the parents named one "Hunter," would they name the other one "Gatherer"?
"Polymer Scientists Do It In Chains"
Here's my p. 123 Meme: "I simply didn't think," she said, "you were stupid enough to drive off of the side of a mountain." I crossed my arms and stared at her earlobe hard enough to give it a second piercing. "It worked, didn't it?"