Category Archives: Writing

A Parent Resource for Helping Kids Become Writers

As the author of the Quincy the Horse children’s books, I often sit and talk to kids about creative writing. I had the pleasure of meeting Julie Bogart, the founder of the Brave Writer Program at the Homeschoolers Association of … Continue reading

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Tips for Telling a Good Story

I can suggest some components of a good story.  The ones I would highlight are characters who have feelings and problems that the reader can understand and care deeply about, a subject that the author knows well and expresses with … Continue reading

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Knowing Your Readership

Though I am new to writing books for children, I have a broad knowledge of child development due to my work as a clinical social worker and psychotherapist for many years. This body of knowledge definitely informed my creation of … Continue reading

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Inspiration in the Life of Beatrix Potter

I happened on a gem of a movie the other night. Miss Potter is the life story of Beatrix Potter, one of the most famous authors of children’s books.  Her Tale of Peter Rabbit and many other animal stories, illustrated … Continue reading

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