This blog will be about my writing and, because my writing often relies so heavily on it, research. I will also introduce you to writers who inspire me.
Often we think of writing as a solitary thing. After all, most of us have to have a certain amount of quiet to write. But writing communities abound because we take so much inspiration from our fellow writers. Take a look at NaNoWriMo and you’ll see a writing community in action, each writer spurred on to meet their word count goal this month.
Carol Parenzan Smalley is a writer who constantly inspires me. She is one of the most prolific writers I know. This summer Carol wrote four emergent readers for an educational company — one on a team of explorers, one on an endangered anomial species, one on endangered plant species, and one, co-written with her daughter, on pet care. But that’s not all. If it was, I wouldn’t be talking about Carol. She is also working on two books about the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A picture book and a middle grade novel, the books are part of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration. Check out this article for more on the project — http://www.ldnews.com/news/ci_10726121.
Signing off. I need to write my own NaNoWriMo entry for the day, draft an article and revamp the talk I’m giving this weekend at the Missouri SCBWI conference.
Keep on writing!