STRONG SHOULDERS

Hello! At NCTE, I’d referred to these two teacher-related posts and a bullying post in a few conversations w/ teachers. I had promised to post them here so they are easy to...

~~~~~~~~~~ If used well, minor characters aren’t minor at all. We know that minor characters should never be “cardboard.” That every character needs to be fully fleshed out. For example, avoiding...

Today, I talk about how The Worry Monster sunk its teeth into me and how I found its kryptonite, claiming what is mine: http://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/the-worry-monster-sinks-its-teeth-into-the-very-unsuspecting-writer/

Visit me over at Emus where I explore where jealousy comes from in writers, artists, musicians, and other creative types–and how we can deal with it. http://emusdebuts.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/the-green-eyed-monster-should-not-have-tea/

So, what is the double-edged sword of vulnerability? What IS writer’s block, anyway? Where does it come from? I try to answer these questions and more here at EMUSDEBUTS:

Hey! Check out my first author interview (and the crowds cheered! Well, I did anyway…) done by the wildly talented, Jame Richards: http://jamerichards.blogspot.com/2010/05/interview-with-nancy-paulsen-author.html

Okay, this blogging/writing is a little like having a sliver. It’s painful, but if it’s there, you have to get it out. Oh, and it may require disinfectant. Okay, I’m holding...