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Kidlit Good News / Re: My New Midgrade Mystery Series is OUT!
« Last post by Marcia on Today at 02:20 PM »
Congratulations, sounds fun! :yay
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Writing / Re: I Wrote a Thousand Words Today Club
« Last post by Mrs. Jones on Today at 12:29 PM »
Got another 800 in today and that finishes chapter eleven! I'm hoping to do a little more, but who knows?

Gisele, we are missing you already!!

Great job, Vonna!!  :yay
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Writing / Re: PB Punctuation
« Last post by jeanne k on Today at 10:41 AM »
I think it's a style choice at this point rather than anything written in stone. Personally, I punctuate and capitalize as usual whether it's a rhyming PB or a poem. But I know plenty of poets who capitalize each new line.

You say your manuscript seems to call for the capitalization, so you should feel free to do that.

If you are breaking up the lines based on rhythm (or rhyme) rather than the end of the sentence, that should be obvious to an editor. I really don't think a manuscript would be rejected based on such a thing. An editor will be more interested in the story and if (when!) your manuscript is bought, the editor will ultimately decide on how the end product will look.

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Kidlit Good News / Re: My New Midgrade Mystery Series is OUT!
« Last post by LindaJoy on Today at 10:28 AM »
Thanks!!!! I hope you enjoy my 3 mystery-solving kids! If you watch Big Bang Theory, you may recognize the personality type of Leo.
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Writing / Re: I Wrote a Thousand Words Today Club
« Last post by Vonna on Today at 10:27 AM »
I didn't get my 1 page synopsis done, but I got in 1000 on a new work in this morning. Now I've got to do a little shopping. Maybe I'll get back to that synopsis tonight.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: My New Midgrade Mystery Series is OUT!
« Last post by Pons on Today at 10:24 AM »
My copy arrives tomorrow.  :goldstar
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Writing / Re: How Much Do You Write?
« Last post by Melissa K on Today at 09:41 AM »
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Were you making a penne per word?  :nanana

Ha! You funny.
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Writing / Re: How Much Do You Write?
« Last post by David Wright on Today at 09:31 AM »
** groan **  ;D
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Learn how to illustrate a children's book from a professional veteran children's book illustrator!  :stars3

March 21, 2015 10-1pm, located at Pop Secret Gallery, 5119 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, California

Learn how to illustrate a children’s book from 20 year veteran children's book illustrator Joe Cepeda.  He's illustrated for a number of books from Scholastic, Harcourt, Simon and Schuster and worked with notable authors like Gary Soto, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Arnold Adoff, Monica Brown, Julius Lester and most recently, Toni Morrison.

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Here's what the class entails.

Understand how to break down a manuscript and find the best possible visual solutions to telling a great story in pictures.  Realize how to challenge yourself, discover your visual voice while maintaining consistency.

This workshop will examine proper pacing, character development, visually matching the arc of the story, sound composition and more. Find out what makes for a great book dummy you can submit to a publisher.

Joe Cepeda received his BFA in illustration from California State University, Long Beach in 1992 and also studied Engineering at Cornell University. He is the illustrator of awarding-winning picture books such as What a Truly Cool World and Nappy Hair.

Joe Cepeda received the Recognition of Merit Award for 2000 from The George G. Stone Center for Children's Books. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as The Los Angeles Times; Buzz, Inc. Magazine; and Latina Magazine. His original artwork can be viewed at Every Picture Tells a Story in Los Angeles and has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators shows in New York and Los Angeles. He is also a member of the Graphic Artist's Guild.
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