Tag: Pattison

  • REvising Novel Metamorphosis

    One project for this summer is to revise Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise. It’s the workbook for my Novel Revision Retreat and it’s also a “retreat in a book.” This year, there are four debut novels coming out of the retreats and three so far for 2012. (BTW, I”m booking retreats now for 2012, […]

  • Book Trailers in the Library

    I’m speaking today at the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) conference about using Book Trailers in the Classroom and Library. So, at the same time, I am rolling out the trailer for the paperback release of my novel, THE WAYFINDER. *|YouTube:_LlJirZt2Tk|* Please pass it on!

  • Author as Publisher?

    Richard Curtis in a recent EReads post asks a provocative question: Do authors make good publishers? The question is in the context of ebooks, keep that in mind. They point to high-profile authors who have tried this route this year: Cory Doctorow, Seth Godwin and J.A. Conrath. Curtis concludes that the services of a publisher […]

  • More on Skype an Author

    Connect with Authors Through Skype One site that quickly gained popularity this year is the Skype an Author, a Wetpaint site, billed at the key to Virtual Author Visits in Your Library or Classroom. Set up by Sarah Chauncey of the Grandview Elementary School Library in Rockland County, NY schools and author Mona Kirby, it […]

  • Oliver K. Woodman Needs Your Help

    To celebrate the paperback edition, I have created a new group on Flickr.com,(http://www.flickr.com/groups/oliverkwoodman/) the photo sharing website, that will help teachers use the book more effectively in the classroom.

  • How to Write a Picture Book Mystery

    Mysteries in a Picture Book Picture book mysteries are rarely for the pre-school set; instead, the audience is the early grades, K-3. For these kids, the core of the mystery needs to be something gentle, non-threatening. No murders here. But strange situations, natural disasters and chase scenes work well. Puzzles or Strange Situations. In The […]