A Fly On the Wall

This is the post where we share some of the things that were discussed in our latest meeting. Usually I brush over a number of topics, but this time I’m going to choose an issue that comes up frequently and go into a little more depth than usual. That topic is all about choosing a … More A Fly On the Wall

A Fly On the Wall

Here’s one of the reasons I can tell our writers group is working: We don’t always agree. In our last meeting, two very different opinions were expressed about when an author should include illustrations notes in a picture book manuscript, and how much should be noted. I take this as a good sign because it … More A Fly On the Wall

A Fly on the Wall

by Lana Krumwiede This is where we share some of the writing insights that came up in our most recent meeting. In our meetings, everyone shares about ten pages of their current projects. We read the manuscripts ahead of time. At the meeting, we share what we think is working well with the writing and … More A Fly on the Wall

A Fly on the Wall

by Lana Krumwiede Many people ask me about how our writers’ meetings work and what we talk about. Without getting too specific, I’ll share some interesting points that were discussed in a recent meeting. Right now, we have two members who are working on middle-grade mysteries. One is in the beginning stages of the book … More A Fly on the Wall

A Fly On the Wall

by Lana Krumwiede People ask me all the time what we do in our writing group, so I thought I’d put together a highlight reel of sorts. This month we had four manuscripts to critique: One picture book, and three chapters from middle grade books. All were unique and enjoyable. The first manuscript we read … More A Fly On the Wall

A Fly On The Wall

by Lana Krumwiede People ask me all the time what we do in our writing group, so I thought I’d put together a highlight reel of sorts. This month we had four manuscripts to critique: One picture book, and three chapters from middle grade books. All were very unique and enjoyable. The first manuscript we … More A Fly On The Wall

A Fly on the Wall

Our September meeting was fantastic! Everyone is back from vacation and ready to rock and roll. Here’s the highlight reel: We all like wacky picture books, but how wacky is too wacky? Can a picture book be too far out? Take this book for example: Dinosaurs Love Underpants. Dinosaurs are a perennial kid favorite, true. … More A Fly on the Wall