• Idaho Writers

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    Reports from Idaho: Novel Revision Retreat Several participants from the Idaho Novel Revision Retreat have blogged about the weekend. And here are pictures of some of the great writers who were there. (more…)

  • CA Retreat

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    I'm just back from a Novel Revision Retreat in San Rafael, CA. What a great time. I always learn so much from other writers. My suite-mate wasn't taking my class, but I watched her (more…)

  • A Washington Voice Retreat

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    Western Washington SCBWI Retreat: Voice The retreat was great. There were about 40-45 people there and they were split into two groups. Group A came to me, while Group B went to Patti Gauch, then we swapped for the same presentation again. I sorta knew how Patti would approach voice (and I might have done many ...

  • Meet Me

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    I'll be speaking a couple times this month. Stop by and say hello! Say Hello Weekend on the Water, Western Washington SCBWI Professional Retreat. This retreat, I'll be teaching about Voice and Scenes. Arkansas Curriculum Conference, Little Rock, AR. Geared toward teachers, I"ll be presenting PAPER LIGHTNING: Prewriting Activities to Spark Creativity to English Language Arts teachers and ...

  • Get Help Revising Your Novel

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    The Novel Revision retreat was originally designed as a weekend getaway to focus on writing. But often it's not possible for people to travel to a site. Help Revising Your Novel My passion is to help people revise their novels. Here are three opportunities: Online Workshop. Online Novel Revision Workshop I'm only doing a limited number this year ...

  • Current Teaching Schedule

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    Here's the current schedule for my teaching/speaking for the next year or so. 2008 October 6-8 Books to Bridge the Region, NW Indiana October 11 Educator's Day, B&N, Little Rock November 7-9 Scene and Voice, Weekend on the Water: Fall Professional Retreat Western Washington SCBWI November 13-14 Arkansas Teacher's Conference 2009 February 6-8 OK SCBWI Picture Book Retreat February ...