Multi-Award Winning Children's Book Author Discusses
Children's Books, Grammar, And The Art Of Writing.
I can think of NOTHING better as a life goal than to become a better person.In that spirit we receive our greatest challenges and deepest rewards. So happy to see your blog. Jaqueline H. Becker (book just released and new blog too (isconnectingeasy.blogspot.com). Thanks for invite.
Hi Jaqueline. Thanks for dropping by and sharing. I will check out your blog site, also. And the best of luck to you.Take care. Diane M. Robinson
Book, "Listen, There Are More Than Seven Dwarfs." Jaqueline
I am 11 and I am doing a leadership project on my future career. I like to make up stories and was thinking that I might want to be a Children's Book Author. I found your website online. Can you tell me what you believe it takes to be successful in this career?-SigneCleveland,OHjenkarlstrom@gmail.com
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Hi Jen,Thanks for writing to me. First of all, I love being a children's book author and making up exciting adventures for kids to read about. I think some of the most important things to becoming an author are: the love of reading, a creative mind, and a strong belief in yourself. This all goes with being able to do all the hard work involved also. I've been a writer for many years, and my first book took 9 years and 27 rejections before finding a publisher. This is what a lot of writer's face in getting their first book published. But if you write the story well, edit the story well, and believe in yourself as a writer, you will eventually get that first contract. A writer must also be able to take criticism from professional writers and learn from it. It is a hard road to becoming a published writer, but it is a very rewarding profession. I hope this helps you, and I do wish you the very best in your writing.Please visit my writer's website at: http:www.dragonsbook.comDiane M. Robinson
Ms. Robinson,Thanks so much for your response! I have one more question for you. Can you tell me what a typical day in the life of a Children's Book Author is? THanks again!Signe
Hi Jen,This is a two part answer.During the week, I work full time at a dental office and part-time as an art teacher. So for the most part of my week I do not have time to write stories. I get up at 5:00 a.m. every morning to deal with emails from my marketing manager, web site manager, publisher, all before going to work at 7:00 a.m.When I do have a writing day, I make sure I have nothing else planned. I still get up at 5:00 a.m., make coffee and listen tosome music as I get into the creative mode of writing. The restof the day becomes a blur as I write and create all day. When I am in this creative mode of writing, I do not worry about spelling and punctuation (this will come later when I edit), but concentrate purely on telling the story.If I have several days off in a row, I will repeat this same procedure for the several days. I call this 'the writing marathon days' because I just don't get the chance to write every day or even every weekend.I hope this helps.Best wishes to you.Diane Robinson
Hi Jen,I thought you might be interested in a new blog I posted on my other blog site entitled, What does an author do when not authoring? http://www.dragonsbook.com/blog/
Dear Diane,Thank you sincerely for your generous donation with sending 5 copies of your wonderful children's book 'Sir Princess Petra' for the school children of Fiji. I am sure the children will be delighted to receive your gift all the way from Canada.I can picture their smiling faces already.Sincere apologies for the delay with sending my thank you message as I have been unwell.I greatly appreciate your support and wish you a blessed 2013.Kind regardsShelly Useful Links and Contacts below:______________________________Contact Person in Australia:Michele Darmanin (Shelly)11 Carlisle Street Wheeler Heights NSW 2097Sydney AustraliaMobile: 61+ 405 326 080Email: email@example.comUseful Links:GoGetFunding Fundraising Project for Fiji Schoolshttp://gogetfunding.com/project/please-help-us-ship-books-to-15-fiji-schools-in-march Donate A Book to the remote and isolated Fiji Schools - March 2013.https://www.facebook.com/DonateABookToTheSchoolChildrenOfFiji?ref=tn_tnmnDonate A Book to the school children of Viwa Island Fiji - Completed in August 2012.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donate-A-Book-to-the-School-Children-of-Viwa-Island-Fiji/335561429813270?ref=tn_tnmnShelly's Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ShellyBelly63?ref=tn_tnmnShelly's LinkedIn:http://au.linkedin.com/in/micheledarmanin2012/ _______________________________________ Contact Person in New Zealand:Corrine AngusMobile: 0212513840Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDonate Books for Fiji Schoolshttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Donate-Books-for-Fiji-Schools/211314395597730?fref=tsCorrine's Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/corrine.angus.1?fref=tsCorrine's LinkedIn:http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/corrine-angus/3b/209/174 __________________________ Contact Person in Fiji:Annie Madden, DirectorCommunity Support Network, FijiMobile: 679 9366849Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://communitysupportnetworkfiji.org/Community Support Network, Fijihttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Community-Support-Network-Fiji/208505029176320?fref=tsAnnie's Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/annie.madden.54?fref=tsAnnie's LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/annie-madden-pcdf/2b/79/622
Hello Shelly D,I so hope the children enjoy the books, and it is my pleasure to send them.Hello from Canada.Diane M. Robinson