Writing for Writers

Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists

Wikipedia’s Sexism Toward Female Novelists Read this article by AMANDA FILIPACCHI published April 24, 2013. I can’t believe that something like this can still happen?  Who’s idea was this and how can Wikipedia think this would go unnoticed?  I strongly feel this should be corrected!  I’d like to assume this was unintentional but this is […]

Writing Up to Children

Here is another terrific article that not only gives permission to writers, but also encourages them, to use interesting and challenging vocabulary in their writing.  I was one of those kids that made up words and combined words.  I even took some pride in using my invented language.  Children are sponges soaking up fascinating experiences […]

Rosemont College Book Festival – May 4th from 10:00 to 4:00

Rosemont College Book Festival will be held on May 4th from 10:00 to 4:00. I will be there with local publisher WragsInk reading some original poetry from the Anthology Philly: Poetry Edition published last year. The first annual book festival at Rosemont College supports authors, small indie publishers, literary journals and the community of book buyers. […]

Writing Up to Children

Writing Up to Children Here’s a great little article that articulates how I view books and, more importantly, children. Readers rise to the occasion.  It is important that we, as learners, be constantly challenged and exposed to new language.  It pushes us to ask questions and discover more about our world.  Sometimes I ask myself, […]

Books for Advanced Young Readers: An Area of Need in the World of Publishing

I have been teaching elementary school (kindergarden and 2nd grade) for ten years. I have always found one section of my classroom library, the school library, and even local book stores lacking… age appropriate books for advanced readers. There are always a handful of students who exceed grade level expectations, especially in the area of […]

Check out this Blog! Agent Round Up: Reading as an Agent

Be sure to read this great blog for advice directly from Agents in the business! Who better to get some insider tips from than from the very agents that represent new authors? This is an especially exciting time for writers beginning their careers because the information is so easily accessible.  There are also a lot […]

Query and Pitch Clinic with Marie Lamba

There are only a few openings left for a small workshop on April 7th and April 14th with author/agent Marie Lamba at the Word Studio right here in Philadelphia!  Check out the website at http://www.thewordstudio.us for more information on how to register!  I’ll be there!