Archive for March, 2012

  • I won!!!! My fairy tale retelling entry won this week!

    Monday, March 26th, 2012

    I can't believe it. I won the fairy tale retelling contest this week.The judge was Mette Ivie Harrison. My daughters and I love her books. I went to a break-out session she gave about fairy tale retellings at a BYU conference many years ago. I think it might have been my first Children's Literature Conference […]

  • From Romance to Fairy Tales

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

    On to the next challenge! There are five of us for the next challenge of Project Writeway which is to write a 600 word scene of a fairy tale retelling. What I'm trying to decide at this point is if I should use a scene from a novel I've already written or come up with […]

  • Phew! I made it through. My dystopian scene.

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

    It's been a tense couple of days. The results were posted this afternoon for the dystopian scene. I've made it to the next round. I was very worried about this last challenge. After I submitted it, I thought about all the things that were confusing in the scene. The next challenge is to write a […]

  • Read, wRite, Revise: Annual Children’s Literature Writing Conference

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

    Do You Write for Children?   Annual Writing Conference—April 20–21, 2012 Read, wRite, and Revise A conference for readers, writers, teachers, and librarians of children’s literature Speakers include: Literary agent Kate Schafer Testerman BSU Literacy Department educators Sherry Dismuke and Susan Martin Established authors Alane Ferguson, Gloria Skurzynski, and Matthew Kirby Debut authors Kate Kae […]

  • On to the next round and double elimination, Dystopian scene

    Monday, March 5th, 2012

    I'm in the top 8 of the Project Writeway Challenge. This next week the challenge is to write a 400 word dystopian scene. Voting will be on Thursday and Friday until midnight and you may vote for your favorite two. I've got to invent a dystopian society and characters and a problem all while my […]