Posts Categorized: Writing for Children

  • Writing a Picture Book

    Often in children’s books, the authenticity of emotion arises from the writer searching for and finding themselves as a child and their own fears and joys. Here are some elements of fiction to think about as you explore writing a picture book. I’ve come to realize that writing a book for children is a powerful…

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  • ONLINE Workshop: Writing a Picture Book

    “Terry’s presentation style is lyrical, engaging and her love of the medium was infectious.” Laura Horwood-Benton, Public Programming & Community Relations Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library. I’m offering this Online workshop especially for libraries. Thank you, librarians, for doing essential work this past year to keep kids and all of us connected with the books we…

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  • The Way We Write

      Pugs, Merengue, Dolce & Gabbana   By Terry Farish      In a first draft, the one that makes me cry over some truth I’ve finally seen, for a flashing moment, I am sun god. I am sloppy and haphazard in my journal keeping, but my journals are invaluable to me when I go…

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  • A Page Before Midnight – Writing Prompts

    Everybody has a story and it’s made up of moments – this moment – of a story. These prompts are about a moment. Scribbles on a page. (I do mine really early in the morning, but if you’re a teen, you might do yours on the phone in the dark late at night.) These are…

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