* In case you ever need this sign… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Yes, but I need more time!  Chris’ blog is a terrific place to find all kinds of reading gems.  Check it out!

 

Out of my mind – Back in 5 minutes

via In case you ever need this sign… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

* How to extend the attention span of your children. — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Originally posted on Dayne Sislen Children’s Book Illustration: Kids today are bombarded with video games as well as fast action cartoons and movies. Picture book publishers are requesting shorter and shorter picture books for young children. No wonder our children have problems keeping their minds focused on one thing for very long. What can…

via How to extend the attention span of your children. — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Great advice from a talented illustrator!  Check it out!

* Before you self-publish

By Derek Haines on Just Publishing Advice: Before you self-publish your new book, make sure you are ready Too often, new authors get carried away with all the excitement of becoming a published author and rush way too fast into self-publishing. When this is done, without working on building the necessary marketing and promotional tools […]

via What You Need To Do Before You Self-Publish Your First Book… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Thanks to Chris The Story Reading Ape for sharing this helpful post.  I’ve read a number of books that completely skipped step one- ouch!  That error ruins a book for me.

* 12 1/2 Writing Rules Meme…

I love lists and here is a great one for writers, both kids and adults. These suggestions are easier and considerably more inspiring than “Write a topic sentence. Now write 4 more sentences with details about the topic.”

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