In this week’s blog we continue our interview with best-selling children’s book author Julie Woik. Julie’s series The Life and Times of Lilly the Lash encourages children to do the right thing. In last week’s blog Julie chatted about her inspiration for the series. This week she speaks about the technical aspects of creating something beautiful that resonates with kids and adults. You have now written five incredible modern-day allegories about doing the right thing. Why do y
One of the greatest things about belonging to this ‘writing tribe’ that exists in the universe when you start looking is getting to meet like-minded individuals who have a passion for sharing their art with the world. A person who personifies this is best-selling children’s author Julie Woik who, through her pixie-like protagonist Lilly the Lash, teaches kids aged one to 101 life lessons about character and doing the right thing. I sat down to chat with her about her writing
You don’t have to be a literature wonk to know the name F. Scott Fitzgerald. Even if you weren’t forced to read The Great Gatsby as part of high-school English class, you’ve probably seen Robert Redford’s performance as millionaire playboy Jay Gatsby in the 1974 movie adaptation of the same name (well, maybe if you’re my age) , or Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as the same wealthy, but lovelorn dapper gent in Baz Luhrmann’s crazy 2013 movie adaptation Gatsby. The Great Gats
Something caught my eye this week that I feel compelled to write about. It isn’t about writing per se. Well, it is, kinda, because it’s about blogging, and blogging is writing, and that’s what we do, right? Anyway, I was cruising through my Flipboard, (which, if you haven’t discovered it yet, is a fantastic treasure trove of inspiration for blogging ideas and deserves its own blog post which will be coming soon), and I had an epiphany of sorts. “Dear Lord!” I said to myself.