I give you my gleanings on
Finding Your Voice.
Tips for Artists and Writers from Candlewick Press'
Art Resource Coordinator Anne Moore:
Finding your voice
starts with questions.
- What do you love?
- What moves you?
- What captures your imagination?
- What do you have to offer?
- Use your passions as your springboard.
- Follow the paths that bring you joy.
Anne Moore highlighted books
that echoed the theme of the writer's journey:
The Dot, The North Star, and Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
|Ish, by Peter H. Reynolds|
|The Dot, Peter H. Reynolds|
Snook Alone - Marilyn Nelson, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
Grandma's Gloves - Cecil Castellucci, illustrated by Julia Denos
(who got her start interning at Candlewick Press)
On Dialogue and Voice
from NY Times best-selling author Lin Oliver :
|ill. Jesse Joshua Watson|
- Become ardent listeners
- Study how real people speak
- Analyze speech patterns
- Avoid "Shoe Leather" (redundancy, boring text)
- Dialogue needs a reason to be in your story
- Dialogue should propel a story forward
Editor Tim Travaglini:
- Write what you d*** well please without worrying about getting published.
- Hone your craft.
- Do everything you can to excel as a writer.
Stay tuned for more writing tips next week!