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Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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BONUS MATERIAL for Debbie's PYI 2014 workshop

Last updated October 19, 2014

The following are links and resources I mentioned during my PYI workshop as well as some extra references I used doing my research.


ADDED October 19, 2014: I promised to add links to some examples of pre-published writers and/or illustrators whom I thought were doing an excellent job re: social media content/personal branding. Here are just a few so far (I'm avoiding personal FB since in most cases you'd need to be FB friends to see their feed), but I'll try add more as I come across them: Akiko White (author/illustrator - cakelustrator!), Kathy Ellen Davis (writer on Twitter, fun pro-reading posts on her FB Pro Page, Instagram).


CANSCAIP - The Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers

SCBWI - The Society Of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators


RESOURCES re: introverts

Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking - by Susan Cain

Susan Cain's excellent TED talk on the power of introverts


RESOURCES re: social media and my own experience

My Twitter Guide for Authors and Illustrators

My Twitter lists of children's book editors and children's book art directors.

My website for children's book writers and illustrators:

My Inkygirl publishing industry surveys

Tools I may have mentioned: Hootsuite, Evernote, Things, Zapier

My semi-autobiographical com: My Life In A Nutshell

My comic about avid Lord Of The Rings fans: Waiting For Frodo

My comics about an SCBWI conference newbie

My Will Write For Chocolate comic


RESOURCES for illustrators

Working with multiple illustration styles - by Neil Swaab

Are You Screwing Up Your Twitter Images? 7 Do's and Don'ts To Live By - by Rachel Sprung

Posting images to Twitter - tips from Twitter Help Center


RESOURCES re: personal brand

Personal branding - Wikipedia definition

7 Things You Can Do To Build An Awesome Personal Brand - by Shama Hyder on

Difference Between Brand and Platform and Why Every Author Needs Both - by Erin Reel