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1. Toon Thursday: Oldie but Goodie

Featuring everyone's favorite place to write, "Le Cafe Snooty." I'm pretty sure it's reappeared in several of my cartoons by now. Any resemblance to actual places is definitely coincidental. This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are those... Read the rest of this post

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2. Toon Thursday: Writing Retreats - The Real "Story"

Since I'm leaving today for a weekend writing retreat (during which I sincerely and fervently hope to make serious progress on my WIP), I thought it would be appropriate to repost my cartoon featuring a writing retreat pie chart. Enjoy! This work is... Read the rest of this post

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3. KidLitCon 2014 Still Wants YOU!

Have you registered yet? No? Then go! I just did, and I couldn't be more excited about how plans are shaping up--we have a fantastic team of organizers who are setting up the program of events, including a couple of meet-and-greet opportunities for... Read the rest of this post

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4. The Weekend Word: The Perks of Being a YA Author

So, Tech Boy and I recently spent some four days in Portland, the one in Oregon, anyway, and for those of you who have been there or heard it called The Berkeley of the North, it isn't; Berkeley is still offbeat and a little dirty, and Portland is... Read the rest of this post

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5. What We Talk About When We Talk About STRUCTURE

No, no, no--I said STRUCTURE, not A structure.Today, in our writing group, we talked about the idea of STRUCTURE in writing YA novels (or any fiction, for that matter). I've obsessing over it a bit because I'm working on a new project, so it was... Read the rest of this post

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6. Goin' Old Skooool: A Blog Hop!

Man, remember blog hops?When was the last time you were invited to do something like that???Okay, not gonna lie: the act of blogging in itself is fairly old school, since the IN THING is to Tumbl(r) or Tweet or Facebook it. But, we're still here,... Read the rest of this post

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7. Toon Thursday: Wheel of Dystopias!

Hey, kids! Do you want to write a hot debut dystopian novel? Do you long to chronicle the exploits of technologically advanced yet sadly trapped Dome People and the gritty, valiant outsiders who scrabble for existence on the ruined and... Read the rest of this post

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8. Toon Thursday: Write, Revise, Repeat

If only putting on a metaphorical hat and necklace was the key to writing success, right? I'm still in the first stage of my next project, and that sorry mess on the left is probably an optimistic visual representation at this point. (To be totally... Read the rest of this post

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9. I Aten't Dead! I Swear.

Just drowning in work. I'm here, though! And I promise more words (and occasional pictures) will spill forth in multitudes (or, at least, multiples) soonish.In the meantime, I just found out the Hans Christian Andersen awards were announced by the... Read the rest of this post

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10. A Toon Thursday/First Draft Blast from the Past

Yes...it's that time of year again...the time where I am so snowed under (metaphorically, since I live in California) that I have to revisit an old favorite post instead of writing something original. But, since I'm sort of in the process of... Read the rest of this post

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11. Toon & Temporary Disappearance

With my final deadline looming on my upcoming novel--the one where I get a nifty-looking stack of printed proofs via Fedex, and then have to go over them with a fine-toothed comb for typos and any other remaining errors; with an absolute HEAP of... Read the rest of this post

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12. Writing Daze: Thoughts on the Writer Mythology, Pt. 1

There are so many mythologies around being a writer or an artist. By "mythology" I don't mean to imply a lack of accuracy or truth--just the idea that our culture has built up certain expectations about the way artists think, live, and work that may... Read the rest of this post

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13. More Monday Thoughts on Blogging and Kidlit

We had such a fantastic conversation in the comments after my post entitled "Rekindling My Love for Blogging" that I wanted to reproduce some of those comments here, in the hopes of sparking more discussion--because I really think it's an important... Read the rest of this post

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14. Toon Thursday: Aren't You Glad Writers Don't Have Reality Shows?

...I sure am! Especially since I seem to keep thinking up horrific scenarios in which writers enter into ludicrous competitions for the delectation of a live audience, as if it isn't already enough that our work goes out into the world for judgment... Read the rest of this post

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15. Toon Thursday: Who Wants Pie?

The latest pie chart: presenting the truth about writing retreats. Please note: pie chart is a work of creative non-fiction. Your experience may vary. This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are those of the writer, unless otherwise... Read the rest of this post

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16. BLOG TOUR: The Hammer of Witches

Welcome, all of you who have wandered this direction from various tweets and posts, and to our regular Wonderland crew. We're here with author Shana Mlawski, author of THE HAMMER OF WITCHES, and today, Shana's gonna give us some author-chat on...... Read the rest of this post

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17. Toon Thursday: A Handy Flow Chart

Since I am not the only person in my writing group struggling through a beastly rewrite, I hereby devote this cartoon to the lot of us--and anyone else out there to whom it might pertain.I suppose it goes without saying that the manuscript you... Read the rest of this post

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18. Toon Thursday: On Authenticity

Click to view larger. Sorry today's is a rerun. I had an idea all ready to go, but TIME, people, time is not on my side right now. Perhaps I should've taken a 2-week break from blogging, but I was afraid to stretch it out too long lest I fill that... Read the rest of this post

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19. Writing Tips: Revision!

It feels good to know I can get back to a twice-a-week posting schedule again, rather than the sad little once-a-week I had going there for a while. Now I can catch up on reviews (there's one of Sailor Twain that I've had to keep putting off),... Read the rest of this post

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20. WEDNESDAY WRITERS: Your Bechdel PSA

Periodically I share things with my writing group that I think are a great idea to share with people across the board, as it were. So, from us to you: your periodic Bechdel Public Service Announcement.A quick refresher for those who don't know what... Read the rest of this post

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21. Toon Thursday: More Psychobabble

Now presenting not only your toon for the day, but also a freshly updated Toon Thursday Archive (which I sheepishly realized I had not updated since last March...oopsie). Anyway, here you go: This work is copyrighted material. All opinions are... Read the rest of this post

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22. Comment Challenge 2013 and Other Sources of Shame

Lee Wind and Mother Reader, those lovely individuals and blogging stalwarts, are once again doing their blog Comment Challenge this year. It's going on RIGHT NOW, in fact. Unlike previous years, this year I didn't even manage to sign up, let alone... Read the rest of this post

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23. Is Your Plot Manhandling YOU?

I know, that sounds like the punchline to some sort of bad Yakov Smirnoff joke ("In Soviet Russia, PLOT manhandles YOU!") but I'm pretty sure we've all been there. We think we're actually plot wrangling with the best of 'em, but the control is just... Read the rest of this post

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24. Random Revision Ramblings

"Whoooo wants to finishthis revision for me?"Fresh off a weekend where I did nothing but edits, I find myself shockingly brain-fried. And, since I'm waiting on posting a few reviews until Cybils winners are announced (I got all excited, went and... Read the rest of this post

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25. A Brief Hiatus

Which parts are burnt out? Answer: All of them!For the health of my poor brain and all of the many things I've been forcing it to do over the past couple of weeks, I'm taking a brief blogging hiatus until next week. With the last of my book edits... Read the rest of this post

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