Carpinello's Writing Pages is back with writing tips on this final 2016 Hop. As with many, the holidays get hectic with families. Me, as well as others writers, are also trying to finish projects before year's end. We invite you to join us and Hop with us this month. We will be back in January with familiar and new faces and a heck of a lot more energy!
But now, here are those writing tips from authors interviewed in November and December 2015. Please feel feel to leave your own advice in the comments.
Succeeding in the field of writing comes down to three things: Practice, Patience, and Persistence. Without those, you’ll never make it. As writers, we never stop learning, and we never stop practicing our craft and trying to improve. We learn early on to be patient with ourselves and our stories and this crazy business of writing and publishing. We also learn to be persistent and to never give up on the projects we care about, even if that means multiple rewrites, multiple submissions, a radically different approach to publishing or marketing, etc. We are strong people, we writers, and we love what we do. We’re lucky—Teresa R. Funke, author of the MG historical Home-Front Heroes.
Just write and don’t let anyone else decide what success means—William Stuart, author of the MG/YA fantasy series The Gemstone Chronicles.
Do it. For years I hid my writing away and did not share it with anyone. It was a pleasant surprise to discover that other people, not just my friends and family, also enjoyed my stories—Gail Truax, children's author of Greymalkin the Queen's Cat.
You’re the only one with the ultimate vision of the story you’re trying to tell. Don’t let anyone talk you out of it. Join a writers' group, attend classes or workshops, and never stop reading. Exercise those writing muscles! Set goals and deadlines for yourself, and meet them. Persevere in your quest to become a published author, and enjoy the ride—Pat McDermott, author of the YA trilogy Band of Roses.
Keep writing! If one idea doesn’t work out, go on and write the next book—Mariko Layton, author of the MG historical Ayumi's Violin.
Welcome to the 80th Kid Lit Blog Hop. This exciting Hop, now monthly, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children's literature.
On this Hop, Carpinello's Writing Pages interviews
MG author Steve Griffin
Children's author Marti Dumas
Fall is here and Halloween is in a mere two weeks...WOW! There are some really great Halloween and Autumn books out there for children. We have seen some listed already. We invite you to share some of those on our monthly hop or for that matter, any great kid's literature. We love it all!
Have you seen the Kid Lit Blog Hopper Facebook fan page. This page has all the news and information related to the hop plus ongoing posts, giveaways, news articles, etc. related to Kid's Lit. Check it out and of course, please like the page.
This monthly hop, is designed to engage a group of people who love everything that has to do with children's literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!
So for our hop, please make sure that your posts are related to Children’s literature only and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.
Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the one or two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.
Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post. Note: Make sure you have the newest badge as the old one goes to the wrong page.
We would also be grateful if you tweet and/or posted on Facebook about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.
Remember our next hop will be January 18, 2017.
Thanks for sharing your great children's books with all of us! The hostess will be around to see you.