Tag: McClafferty

  • Arkansas Literary Festival: Cocktails, Glossolalia, and Orphaned Pumas

    Cocktail Party – Author! Author! Friday night, I went to the Author! Author! party with Carla McClafferty, my author friend. We chatted with local radio celebrity, Ann Nicholson, host of KUAR’s Art Scene show. Of course, they had good food. Arkansas author Erica Taylor was accompanied to the party by her husband, Middleweight boxer Jermain […]

  • Arkansas Authors on TV and Radio

    Carla McClafferty on C-Span 2/Book TV “The Many Faces of George Washington” Author Carla McClafferty talks at a Comcast/C-SPAN welcoming event in Little Rock about her book – which follows the process Mt. Vernon used to create life models of George Washington as a young man, commander of American forces in the revolution, and as […]

  • High-Concept Sells Manuscripts

    Write Nonfiction for Kids? Break out with a High-Concept Idea A high concept book is one that takes a universal theme and puts a fresh, original creative twist on it. It can be explained in two or three sentences, and will leave you wanting to read the book or in the case of writers it […]

  • Vivid Images: Sensory Details

    Create Vivid Images to Bring a Novel to Life “Vivid imagery makes a story world come alive,” says Stacy Whitman, Associate Editor at Wizards of the Coast (Update March, 2010: Whitman is now editorial director of the Tu Books imprint at Lee & Low.) Everyone agrees that a writer’s ability to create an image in […]