Monthly Archives: March 2018

What It Takes to Write for a Living, or Who Needs to Eat Anyway?

What It Takes to Write for a Living, or Who Needs to Eat Anyway? by Marcus Nannini If it had been easy, my parents would not have discouraged the hell out of me. They termed my pursuit of any manner … Continue reading

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Movies Help Bring History Alive!

Movies Help Bring History Alive! by C.K. Thomas Recently I watched three movies: Trumbo, The Majestic, and The Dish. I got to thinking how much my classmates and I loved watching a “film” during class. In elementary school during the … Continue reading

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Honoring Women

Honoring Women by Barbara Renner In 1980, President Carter issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month. To this day, departments of education … Continue reading

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There’s Always Room for Improvement

There’s Always Room for Improvement by Patricia Grady Cox The annual Tucson Festival of Books is the greatest weekend of the year for readers and writers. With 130,000 attendees, it’s the perfect place to market your book. Except … 350 … Continue reading

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Working with Illustrators

Working with Illustrators by Vaughn L. Treude As a writer, I have lots of ideas, some of which get me into trouble. For example, when I joined a playwriting group a few years ago, I decided to write a musical … Continue reading

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What a Big, Wide World

What a Big, Wide World by Beth Kozan When I met Elliot in 1979, I soon realized how small my growing-up world was. The world that formed me was a small agricultural town on the West Texas Plains. The people … Continue reading

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The Effective Author: The Best Way to Spill Your Guts

The Effective Author: The Best Way to Spill Your Guts © 2018 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM. World Rights Reserved. As human beings, we all have passions and sometimes need to “spill our guts.” With anger or frustration, we … Continue reading

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The Pangolin

The Pangolin by Rita Goldner This past month we celebrated World Pangolin Day. For that reason, and because a character from my newest work-in-progress picture book happens to be a pangolin getting a pedicure, I decided to dedicate this month’s … Continue reading

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