Friday, May 14, 2010

Margot Finke, author who will make you kids love to read

You have got to check out the blog of children's author, Margot Finke at for a look at her new books for kids.

Now here is an author who can get kids to read. She has such a knack for language and her stories pop off the page for the reader.

Her new book Taconi and Claude-Double Trouble is a middle grade book that will especially appeal to boys and reluctant readers. From the realistic settings to the fun characters, kids will love it from the first page. Visit her site for more information.

Margot also has a picture book out for the younger set, even the title will make kids laugh.

What child wouldn't want to read and hear about Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind. Now that will get some serious giggles as well as hold the attention of the reader who will immediately care about Ruthie and her problems.
Visit Margot's blog for the book trailers of her other books for kids too. You will be sure to find a book for everyone.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Check out This blog.....

Check out this new blog: It is by up and coming author for teens Joi Davenport. She has a style you will want to keep an eye on and one that will rock the teen markets. You can find her on facebook too. Great stuff.

Check it out and see what you think.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Healthy Boundaries When Developing Your Writing Career

I opened my email today to my newsletter from author Christina Katz and let's say it was an Aha moment.

She talked about healthy boundaries as you develop a writing career. Now I know about healthy boundaries in relationships and in using them in my nursing career, but I never realized that it could apply to my writing career as well.

It was a good reminder. I am responsible for honing my writing skills, improving my writing, and continuing to submit my best work. I don't want to rely on acting like a victim or cry whoa is me if I get a rejection.

Follow these tips to keep your writing boundaries healthy:

1. Write every day and hone your skills

2. Don't rely on others to make your career, stand strong and continue to improve your writing by learning and finding a coach who can guide you in the right direction.

3. Don't whine about rejections, learn from them. Go forth and write it over until it is right and then submit it again.

4. Don't blame others including editors and publishers for your lack of progression in your career. Instead, look at what you can change to move your writing forward.

5. Seek the support of critique groups and mentors, but don't lose site of what it is you have to say. Write from your heart.

6. Keep learning. Don't ever think that you know it all, because in the business of ever changing publishing, no one knows it all.

Check out for more great information on furthering your writing career. And grab a copy of her book Author Mama for some serious writing advice that will help you work towards the writing career of your dreams.


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