Blogging is like having an aquarium, but without lives at stake. Let me start at the beginning. You decide to get a fish tank. Why? Because you like fish and you got mad fishy-ideas! You’re ready for the world to see your awesome fish-abilities! You pick out a tank that suits your needs, you get … Continue reading Frankenstein Fish
I really want to focus on my life, but I haven’t written in a week and the creative ideas are coming for me. That’s right. Not to me but for me. There’s this box in my brain where I store all my potential story ideas. But it seems the box’s lid has come loose. And … Continue reading When Ideas Come Knockin’
On Saturday February 13th I braved frigid temperatures and biting winds as I ventured to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. There I joined 1,150 aspiring writers, illustrators, and publishing professionals at the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ 17th Annual Winter Conference. Once settled inside the ballroom lecture hall, we were introduced to our enthusiastic … Continue reading Warm Words
If you're not on Twitter and following me you should be because occasionally I have moments of brilliance. What's the latest moment you ask? Oh nothing much, just an idea of epic proportions sure to sweep across the nation and blow everyone's mind at once!!! Okay, maybe it's not that epic, but it is a … Continue reading Favortie First Lines
What Sticks. Not to be confused with What Stinks. I'm sure there's a blog named that somewhere in the internetosphere that covers all kinds of olfactory offenses but this isn't it. What Sticks refers two important reasons for my online existence. Stick Figures. I love drawing them! Drawing is all about communication, and while I … Continue reading Why What Sticks?
As I sit here sipping bitter tea and alternating my stare between the sunny, green view from my bedroom apartment window and blank doc on my computer screen I think to myself… Kandace, is this really what you want to do? Of course it is! I’m a writer, and a writer needs a blog or … Continue reading The First of Many