Three Questions For Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Welcome to Inkygirl: Reading, Writing and Illustrating Children's Books (archive list here) which includes my Writer's and Illustrator's Guide To Twitter, interviews, #BookADay, writing/publishing industry surveysWriting & Illustrating a Picture Book For Simon & Schuster BFYR post series and 250, 500, 1000 Words/Day Writing Challenge. Also see my Inkygirl archives,  and comics for writers (including Will Write For Chocolate).

I tweet about the craft and business of writing and illustrating at @inkyelbows. If you're interested in my art or other projects, please do visit DebbieOhi.com. Thanks for visiting! -- Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Monday
Dec202010

Please vote: Writers Digest 101 Best Websites For Writers

Hi all,

If you've found Inkygirl useful, inspiring or entertaining this past year, I'd be appreciative if you'd nominate my site for the Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites list.

How to do it:

Send an e-mail to writersdig@fwpubs.com with "101 Best Websites" in the subject header, and mention that you're nominating Inkygirl.com.

Whether or not you decide to nominate Inkygirl, I'd like to thank you all for your encouragement and support this past year. This site is run by one person (yours truly) and funded out of my own pocket, and the info and feedback I've been receiving by e-mail and in comments make it all worthwhile. Thank you!

- Debbie

p.s. If you'd like YOUR site to be considered by other writers for nomination, do post your site name and URL below!

Monday
Dec202010

Cartoon Caption Challenge: Pencil-nose Snowman

Monday
Dec202010

Comic: Frosty and the Stamp

Sunday
Dec192010

Comic: Mom's Christmas Wish List

Sunday
Dec192010

Comic: Finding A Quiet Place To Write: Idea #241

Saturday
Dec182010

Comic: Snowman Gift

Saturday
Dec182010

New comic up on Writer Unboxed today

Instead of my usual general writer comic, I've posted a Q&A comic as part of the Reader Q&A on Writer Unboxed. Topic: SCBWI conferences/workshops as being a good choice for beginning writers interested in kidlit/YA.

Friday
Dec172010

Comic: Great Cough Syrup For Writers

Friday
Dec172010

One Of The Many Reasons I Love My Agent, Ginger Knowlton

Wednesday
Dec152010

Natalie Goldberg video

Sorry for the lack of posts. Pre-holiday craziness and a stubborn flu bug has knocked me out of the blog loop for a bit. Catching up now.

Thanks to Open Road Integrated Media for alerting me to this brief but inspiration Natalie Goldberg video. I'm a huge fan of her WRITING DOWN THE BONES, which I reread regularly in bits and pieces. It doesn't matter which random page I pick -- inevitably I'll find a nugget of writer inspiration or hope which helps fuel my work day.

 

Tuesday
Nov302010

Errol Elumir's NaNoToons & NaNoWriMo farewell music video

Errol and I had a ton of fun doing comics for NaNoWriMo this past month! You can see Errol's farewell music video on the NaNoWriMo blog.

Tuesday
Nov302010

Comic: Serious Line Editing

Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein (Arthur Levine Books) has an excellent post about her 3-step line editing process: A Mid-Line-Edit Ramble e On Line-Editing.

Sunday
Nov282010

Rights Of Writers: Can You Sell 1st Publication Rights To A Story Posted Online?

New York attorney Mark Fowler used to contribute an advice column to my e-mail newsletter for writers, Inklings. Now he has a blog of his own called Rights Of Writers, an excellent resource.

In his most recent post, he answers the question: “Can I sell first publication rights to a story I’ve already posted online?

Thursday
Nov252010

U.S. Thanksgiving NaNoToon for writers now online

The latest NaNotoon by Errol Elumir and yours truly is now online at the NaNoWriMo blog!

Thursday
Nov252010

Comic: Writer On Thanksgiving

To all you Americans out there: Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday
Nov242010

Comic: What they're really thinking

Tuesday
Nov232010

To American writers out there: Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday
Nov232010

Errol's new music video: "NaNo Will Make A Scribe Out Of You"

Monday
Nov222010

Daily NaNoWriMo comics!

As I mentioned before, when Errol Elumir & I discovered that the official NaNoWriMo site was only posting our comics on a weekly basis rather than daily (which is fine, except we wish we could have known earlier :-)), we scrambled to find a way to provide comics on a daily basis.

So check out the Toronto NaNoWriMo site to find daily NaNoWriMo comics!

Sunday
Nov212010

Cartoon Caption Contest for writers -- with prizes!

I've posted a cartoon caption contest over on Writer Unboxed.

Apologies for the lack of posts in the past week. I'm at a boardgaming convention in Texas right now (for fun AND work -- I'm writing a boardgaming book) and will be heading back home today.