Good news! McGraw-Hill Education has published my bilingual picture book story, The Woodcutter’s Gift/El Regalo del leñador, in a Spanish textbook anthology titled, “Maravillas.”
Congratulations to Illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores and author Peggy Caravantes on their 2014 Honor Award from Skipping Stones Multicultural Magazine for their book, Daughters of Two Nations.
Here’s a really good article on whether to use present or past tense when writing a novel—the pros and cons of each. On the Writer’s Digest blog, Brian Klems posts excerpts from On Writing Fiction written by David Jauss. The article titled, “The Pros and Cons of Writing a Novel in PresentTense,” lists the advantages and disadvantages of past or present tense in novels.
One of the advantages: Present tense has more “immediacy” than past tense. One of the disadvantages: Present tense restricts our ability to manipulate time. There’s much more in this article. A good read.
Pockets is accepting submissions and lists the different themes for each month. Click here for more details.
The Book Smugglers is also accepting submissions for short stories. Visit their website for guidelines.
“I want to remake the world; anything less is not worth the trouble.” ― Karen Cushman
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