This is the blog home of #kidlitart, a live Twitter chat Thursdays at 9:00 pm Eastern, for children's book illustrators, picture book authors, author/illustrators and friends. Check back weekly to read transcripts, comment on previous chats and suggest topics for upcoming chats.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Transcript: 1/13/11

TOPIC: Writing Pot-Luck: Bring Your Best Tips and Tricks!

Tweets of note:

@CERodriguez:Writing is a lot like throwing up. It may be painful to start but you'll feel better when it's finished.

@jeanie_w: Expect your first draft to come out as senseless crap. Good writing is all in the revisions.

More books for your library:

Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook, by Ellen Potter and Anne Mazer

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, by Anne Lamott

Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets Them Go, by Les Edgerton

Link (writing in rhyme):


Depending on which utility you used and where you were, geographically, this chat was either way too fast or way too slow. Enjoy the full transcript below at your own pace!

#kidlitart 1-13-11

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