Even thoughtful, informed feedback can be painful. But does it hurt because it’s so right, or because it’s so wrong? The difference is critical. Learn to use the critique and/or editorial process to strengthen your story, not gut it.
I make up stories and draw pictures to go with. It’s all I ever really wanted to do. I was told
such dreams were pie in the sky. That was all the encouragement I needed! (I love pie). I
write and illustrate my own stories, (most recently THE BIG WISH, published by Chronicle
Books) I also illustrate books written by others, (such as BUBBLE HOMES and FISH FARTS,
written by Fiona Bayrock, and THE DISCONTENTED GOPHER, written by L. Frank Baum) I
am the staff illustrator for Cricket... Read More →