by Alexandra Alessandri I’ve always loved the brainstorming part of the writing process. Endless possibilities! Bright, shiny story ideas! Hearts, unicorns, and rainbows! Imagine my excitement, then, when I discovered Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo, later re-envisioned into Storystorm. A whole month devoted to brainstorming? Yes, please!
Josh Funk Shares the Short & Sweet Trick to Creating Anthropomorphic Picture Book Characters (Even Though the Title of This Post Is Far from Short & Sweet)…PLUS a Giveaway!
Tara: Well, howdy, Mr. Funk! Josh: Hiya, Tara! Thanks for having me back to talk about SHORT & SWEET, the fourth book in the Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series. Tara: Actually, you’re here to discuss tips for writing about anthropomorphic characters. And, you’re
Is your WordPress.com site ready for a refresh? Today, we’re unveiling Seedlet, a new theme that’s simple yet stylish. Designed by Kjell Reigstad, Seedlet is a great option for professionals and creatives seeking a sophisticated vibe. Classically elegant typography creates a refined site that gives
Every year I’ve had the pleasure of asking the Carle Honor recipients a salient question about picture books, the medium in which they have made a profound impact. That tradition continues, although the annual ceremony commemorating the Honorees will be reimagined as a virtual benefit
Ready…set… Yes, it’s time to GO! Where, you ask? To the Pen and Ink Brigade’s STAND UP Art Auction! Going on NOW! But first, author-illustrator Carin Berger is here to tell us a little about it. Carin, what is the Pen and Ink Brigade and
OPENING THE ROAD is the true story behind the Green Book guide Black Americans used to travel safely during legal segregation…and the mail carrier who wrote it. Today author Keila Dawson is here to talk about how the 2017 Storystorm challenge inspired this story. Congratulations
Learn the basics and best practices of building an accessible and inclusive website for your classroom, school, or class assignment. This is a free, one-hour live webinar open to all, but is especially geared toward educators, teachers, school webmasters, and students. Date: Thursday, August 27,
With the introduction of the Block editor, the WordPress.com Classic Editor was set for retirement at the beginning of June. We pushed that back a bit to make time for more changes that ease the transition to the Block editor — and now it’s time!
The world is mobile, and your visitors and customers expect to be able to easily contact you using their mobile device. With WordPress.com’s new WhatsApp button, you can provide a one-click, secure way for people to open WhatsApp, with your phone number and a message
by Evelyn Bookless Thank you, Tara, for hosting the cover reveal for CAPTAIN GREEN AND THE TREE MACHINE! READY TO ZOOM OFF ON A SPECIAL SUPERHERO MISSION? Captain Green is back and this time he’s creating a gadget to help save the planet. As he