Category Archives: writing fiction

I am revising. I will revise. I have revised. I am revising.

Working on a new picture book. When I say new, I mean I wrote the original idea for it about 9 years ago. A publisher acquired it last year. I started working on it earlier this year. Now I’m revising … Continue reading

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So it starts…

So I have an idea for a great picture book! Well, I’m not sure it’s a ‘great’ picture book. But I have to believe in it in order to make progress, so ‘great’ it is. It came to me as a single … Continue reading

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I write for people who can’t read…

  Q: You write picture books most of the time. Is it fair to say, you write books for people who can’t read? A: Yes. But that doesn’t say anything about the quality of my writing.

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You write and illustrate children’s books?

When people find out what I do, I sometimes get odd reactions. I wonder what this career says about me? In films and novels the children’s (this being one of the newest ones) book writer or illustrator is most often a … Continue reading

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The part they don’t tell you…

Another morning of revising. It’s a grey day out, with a bit of rain that can’t decide to really make us wet or just turn into mist. And I’m looking at the same page I was the past 3 or … Continue reading

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Been a bad day with autocorrect…

It’s Ben one of those days. I often peruse the days emails in the evening to make sure everything that I think was taken care of is actually taken care of. But tonight I see very odd words in my witty, but … Continue reading

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What Works and When

This is an older illustration, from like 4 years ago I think. I ran across it while digging through my digital archives (man oh man there’s a lot of pixels in there). I had written a short story and I … Continue reading

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