Jean M Cogdell

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A New Phase of ‘Goodnight Moon’?

The words are like an incantation, a spell — intoxicating for children and mercifully unannoying for parents, even on the hundredth reading. To hear the opening line of Margaret Wise Brown’s “Goodnight Moon” — “In the great green room” — is to embark on a Proustian reverie about a calm place with …

How does an idea turn into a novel?

How do I turn this idea into a novel?<p>One of the writers in our group told me I have ‘catch phrases’ and when prompted here are three I was told I use …

12 Best Books For Toddlers

Books to love reading together again and again.<p>Children are never too young to enjoy books - cuddling up and being read to, turning the pages, …

5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid when Self Publishing - Do it right!

One of the most profound changes the internet has helped to bring is the ability to self-publish. It was not long ago that writing a book required …

Pixar & Khan Academy Offer a Free Online Course on Storytelling

It doesn’t take much to spark a good story.<p>A tall man, a short woman, a setting that’s sterile to the point of soulless, and a couple dozen …

What to do with a stubborn character

<b>Damned if I know.</b><p>I’ve been writing, on and off for the past few months, on a novel. Working on the idea and research for much longer. I was motoring …

What do you think about crossing genres?

<b>Are you for or against the idea?</b><p>Me, I’m in the “for” column.<p>Why? because I love all types of books! I’ve written two books for children and another …

Want to know how to protect your writing?

<b>Protection is as important as production.</b><p>What is needed to protect your work?<p>Find out how to protect your writing.<p><b>Molly Greene: Writer</b> <b>Blogger &</b> …

Do you have a favorite point of view?

<b>In what POV do you write?</b><p><b>Which do you prefer, 1st, 2nd or 3rd?</b><p>I find that most of the time I gravitate toward 1st, especially when writing children’s …

Do you think it’s easy to find a book reviewer?

<b>Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not!</b><p>Some writers/bloggers indicate it’s easy to locate willing reviewers. I’m here to tell you it is not. …

How to Write Closing Lines | Novel Writing Help

Make no mistake: closing lines are important in novels. True, they are not as crucial as a strong opening line. But a great closing sentence comes a …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …