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Off Topic Board / Re: FRUSTRATION
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 09:43 PM »
Welcome, Karen. It's a lot to take in, but you will get the hang of it, I promise.
As long as you adjust for season and other logical things, I don't see why this would be a problem. It's really a stylistic choice. But clothing is generally an issue of the art in the books and not the craft of the writing. If the clothing isn't important to the plot, you may not need to mention it all.

If your concern is for the images only, you might get a more informed response in the illustration area of the boards.
What if you have illustration ideas but no words can that be submitted, for a wordless picture book?

Unless you are an illustrator or well-established, you are probably out of luck on this. I think I've heard of a sale of such a book but the author was well known.
Hi.  I hope I am posting this in the correct location.  If I am not, please feel free to move it where it belongs.

I am working on a series of children's books.  The first book is Daddy Versus the Squirrels.
I have 3 more stories written - all along the Daddy Versus theme.  The main characters will be the same in all the books.

Would it be strange to have the characters always wearing the same clothing all the time, or would it be good to have them wearing the same clothing in each book, for recognition purposes? 
The stories will take place at different times and even different seasons, so there might need to be some obvious adjustment to the clothing (long sleeves vs short sleeves, etc) but they could be of the same color/style.

Any thoughts or suggestions on this idea?

To see what the characters look like in the 1st book, you can go to and click on the free peek inside, or get there directly via:

Thank you!
Research / Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
« Last post by hairaplenty on Yesterday at 06:46 PM »
Great resource, Stephanie Shaw.
Off Topic Board / Re: FRUSTRATION
« Last post by karen-marks on Yesterday at 05:13 PM »
Yes, I spent most of the day surfing the site, I'm getting the hang of it :) thanks Vijaya
Off Topic Board / Re: FRUSTRATION
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 05:05 PM »
Karen, looks like your post has been removed, so you are good.

This board is huge so hang in there. It can get frustrating for a new person to find their way around. The colors should help you navigate. The blue areas are open to all registered members and the green SCBWI areas are only for SCBWI members. You can ask for critique in either area, but pick one and don't double post, that way your replies are all in one place.

If you want to find your way back to something you posted, go to your profile and click on posts. From there you can click on the post you want to check.

I think there's something wrong with the contact moderator button, so you did the right thing to post a new topic. I hope this helps. Vijaya
Kidlit Good News / Re: an agent for the book of my heart!
« Last post by LIMAMA on Yesterday at 04:57 PM »
Congrats. Persistence pays!

 :wow :yourock :yay :hurrah :drinking2 :love5 :stars3 :star2 :goldstar :yeah
Illustrating / How to mount an illustration?
« Last post by sophielynette on Yesterday at 02:48 PM »
Apologies if this has been answered before, my search results came back with a lot of mountains and mounting deadlines.

So I'm submitting an illustration to my region's conference illustration contest, and their webpage specifies:
Entries are to be mounted on foam core or mat board (with a maximum size of 18" wide by 12" high) with a string attached for hanging. See pictures below:

I've mounted and matted pictures before, where there's a bottom board and then a top mat frame; but I'm afraid I don't understand how to mount onto a single board.  If I left the top frame off with the method I use, there would be exposed tape.  Could anyone explain this to me?   (I'm trying not to bother the organizers with a general question as I imagine they've got a lot on their plate about now!)
Research / Re: A ghost walked over my grave?
« Last post by Stephanie Shaw on Yesterday at 01:38 PM »
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