Despite experiencing a tough year, I have been blessed to be able to write through it all and have two picture books coming out next year, Moldilocks and the 3 Scares, illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling, 8/2019) and Let's Eat - Mealtimes Around the World, illustrated by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books, Fall 2019). So while it's not easy, it can be done.
In an effort to pay that forward and inspire those who need a push, inspiration, or just an idea to run with, I have created the 12 Days of Christmas - Write Christmas Challenge.
Each and every day of the 12 Days of Christmas (Starting December 25, 2018 and running through to January 6, 2018) I will share writing tips and insights and provide a writing challenge! While this challenge is primarily for picture book writers, it can be adapted for writers of poetry and chapter books, as well.
Please sign up for my blog (to the right of the post title -- where it says "sign up via e-mail) and follow this challenge so you don't miss any of the twelve days.
I hope to make this challenge grow bigger and better every year and thank you for joining in!
PLEASE feel free to follow this blog so you don't miss any tidbit of information and please feel free to leave any comment or question you may have. I will do my best to answer all!
Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books, 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling, pending) and Let's Eat! Mealtimes Around the World -- illustrated by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books, 2019). You can learn more about her at www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com
To order the Star in the Christmas Play, click the title.