Hey! I just wanted to shout out that a short blog post I wrote about training one’s ear to the music found in poems is up at the RhyPicBoMo site at: http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/ . (That’s: Rhyming Picture Book Month site.) Scroll down a little below the information about SCBWI.
(And write a poem today to celebrate National Poetry Month!)
YAY! I love that poetry has its own month. Read some poems! Write some poems! Vote in the March Madness poetry playoffs at: http://www.thinkkidthink.com/ . (We’re down to the final eight today!)
Check out this link on 30 ways to celebrate at Poets Org.: http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/94
Also, consider signing up for RhyPiBoMo–which translates as Rhyming Picture Book Month at: http://angiekarcher.wordpress.com/ . (You only have to commit to reading a rhyming picture book a day–10 minutes, tops! And to writing a poem a day . . . and to having fun. Plus, there will be a lot of good posts about writing–a new one every day. And I’ve written one which will be posted on April 8th!) So stop by.
May all your days be lyrical!
I just have to say that I am still on a high from Florida’s SCBWI conference. Way to go Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld and your team!! What a great line-up for the all-day general sessions on Sat. Chris Crutcher (funny & moving), Augusta Scattergood and her editor Andrea Pinkney (sweet), Sara Pennypacker (passionate & inspiring), Peter Brown (thoughtful & zany) and the inimitable Lois Duncan whose first book for teens came out in 1956! (Wise & funny . . . she’d written so many that at one point she had to go onto amazon.com to check and see if she’d written a particular title that a movie producer was interested in! She couldn’t remember. Wonderful stories of the writing life.)
What a way to keep the writing fires stoked! Many thanks to my writing community and to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.