Monday, April 14, 2014

From editor Heidi Fiedler:

Trust that you'll need many drafts to get it right, and trust that it's worth it.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

From award-winning author Katherine Applegate:

Fall down 7 times, get up 8.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Here are two amazing nuggets from the fabulous poet Nikki Grimes:

You won't always know exactly where your story is going and that's okay. Learn to trust the process. You just have to keep writing: not outlining, not planning - writing.

We need to treat our work as if it's sacred...it has healing power.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

From writer and editor Daniel Nayeri:

Diversity is insanely broad. It isn't a simple politic. It's literally just loving your neighbor.

Monday, March 18, 2013

From writer Malinda Lo:

You know what's normal? Diversity.

Friday, March 15, 2013

From writer Eugene Yelchin on emotional writing:

Compassion to yourself is what you need the most. We work out of our limitations. Our limitations are where we feel compassion to ourselves.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Burst of Inspiration

From Simon Boughton, Senior VP & Publishing Director of Macmillan's Children's Publishing Group:

Successful YA fantasy is really more about romance or friendship. You read YA because you're looking for truths about your own life. I think it's the human stories that count.