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Work goals for 2013: MiG Writers

I mentioned earlier that the members of my MiG Writers critique group have all posted their work goals for the coming year: here’s the post. Thanks to Christy Farley (whose YA novel GILDED debuts this November) for putting this post together! One of the reasons I’m so looking forward to the . . .

Limited time to write but seeking a motivational challenge?

Too often, writing challenges end up in frustration and guilt rather than motivation. If you’re looking for a writing challenge but have limited or unpredictable time to write, try my 250, 500 and 1000 words/day challenge. And if you’re on Facebook, you can encourage and commiserate with other writers on the 250/500/1000 . . .

NaNoWriMo Comic Archives (Part 1)

As my friend Errol Elumir and I start ramping up for NaNoToons this year, I’m going to start posting some older NaNoWriMo comics from previous years, starting with 2008: To see more NaNoToons, please do Like the NaNoToons Facebook Page! And speaking of NaNoWriMo, the first official trailer for the NaNoWriMo Musical is online. I . . .

Nominations Open For The 2012 Cybils

Nominations are open for 2012 Cybils, the seventh annual Children’s And YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards: Here’s info about how you can nominate.

MiGwriters Blog Update: Interview with Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown Ltd

As I mentioned earlier, my MiGwriters group is posting a series of interviews with our agents all this week. Up today: Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown (MY agent, woohoo!) For more insights from book creators, see my Inkygirl Interview Archives and Advice For Young Writers And Illustrators From Book Creators.

Comic: Writer Research Or Procrastination?

I’m posting some of my older comics here as I catalog and tag them in prep for a print book compilation. You can find my comics for writers on Inkygirl (, Tumblr ( and Pinterest (