Welcome to Inkygirl: Reading, Writing and Illustrating Children's Books (archive list here) which includes my Creating Picture Books series, Advice For Young Writers and IllustratorsWriter's and Illustrator's Guide To Twitter, interviews, my poetry for young readers, #BookADay archives, writing/publishing industry surveys, and 250, 500, 1000 Words/Day Writing Challenge. Also see my Inkygirl archives,  and comics for writers (including Keiko and Will Write For Chocolate). Also check out my Print-Ready Archives for Teachers, Librarians, Booksellers and Young Readers.

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

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Writing is a solitary endeavor, but trying to get published doesn’t have to be. 

"Writing is a solitary endeavor, but trying to get published doesn’t have to be." - Nancy Parish


Want to support an author's or illustrator's new book but can't afford to buy it? Here's what you can do.

(Updated September 18, 2015)

The quandary: You want to support someone's new book and as much as you'd like to buy it, you can't. Perhaps you can't justify the cost of the new book right now. Perhaps your author friend is prolific and has multiple books coming out, and you can't afford to get them all. Perhaps you have so many author and illustrator friends that if you tried to buy all their books, you'd need to sell your car first. Or your house.

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Writing community highlight: Writer's Bloq

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Just found out about Writer's Bloq, which describes itself as follows:

We are a community for MFA and Undergraduate writing students, professors, and alumni to share work, connect with peers, discover new writing, and uncover literary events. At the moment, there are students, alumni, and professors registered from programs including Austin, Brooklyn, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, New School, NYU, Stanford, and Syracuse.

URL: http://writersbloq.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/writersbloqinc

(events are all near Columbia University)