Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Transcript: 9/18/2012

TOPIC: Let's talk school visits! What makes a good one? How do you get them? And? Feel free to share tips, ideas, and resources! #kidlitchat 9-18-12

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Transcript: 9/11/2012

TOPIC: It's 9/11. Let's talk about what kid's books can do to preserve and illuminate events for future generations. #kidlitchat 9-11-12

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Transcript: 9/4/2012

TOPIC: What did you learn and/or do over your summer vacation (pretending for a moment that you had one!)? #kidlitchat #kidlitchat 9-4-12

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transcript: 8/28/2012

TOPIC: What age is your inner child... and how does that influence your work? #kidlitchat 8-28-12

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Transcript: 8/14/2012

TOPIC: What are your biggest craft concerns: dialogue, setting, backstory, plot? #kidlitchat 8-14-12

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Transcript: 8/7/2012

TOPIC: Summer reading lists. Back to school reading lists. Did you care as a kid? What inspired/inspires you to grab a book? #kidlitchat 8-7-12

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Transcript: 7/31/2012

TOPIC: What's hot in children's and YA lit? What trends do you see... and what do you see coming? #kidlitchat 7-31-12

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Transcript: 7/24/2012

TOPIC: Don't judge a book by its cover? Heh. We all do. What do you like in a cover? What turns you off? What about in a blurb? #kidlitchat 7-24-12

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Transcript: 7/17/2012

TOPIC: #kidlitchat is three years old! Tell us what was up three years ago and where you are now, biz wise? #kidlitchat 7-17-12

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Transcript: 7/3/2012

TOPIC: What's firecracker-worthy in your professional life these days? #kidlitchat 7-3-12

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Transcript: 6/26/2012

TOPIC: How do you pick your "next" idea? Do you work on many? Does one idea just blossom? Or...? #kidlitchat 6-26-12

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Transcript: 6/19/2012

TOPIC: How are you? Who are you? Whatcha working on? Let's talk about ourselves and our projects today. Don't be shy! #kidlitchat 6-19-12

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Transcript: 6/12/2012

TOPIC: What words of wisdom/inspiration would you share with a beginning writer or illustrator? #kidlitchat 6-12-12

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transcript: 6/5/2012

TOPIC: What's the perfect cool tie-in for your book? App, game, toy . . . ? #kidlitchat 6-5-12

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Transcript: 5/29/2012

TOPIC: What's "appropriate" in your work? Can middle graders swear? How scary in a picture book? Any limits in YA? #kidlitchat 5-29-12

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Transcript: 5/22/2012

TOPIC: What's on your summer reading list? And what should be on ours? #kidlitchat 5-22-12

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Transcript: 5/15/2012

TOPIC: What do you do to stay inspired and be creative OUTSIDE of reading and creating children's literature? #kidlitchat 5-15-12

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Transcript: 5/8/2012

TOPIC: Sendak, his influence and who's shaping our biz today. #kidlitchat 5-8-12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Transcript: 5-1-2012

TOPIC: What inspired you to write for kids? Was it a book? A teacher? A parent? Or...? #kidlitchat 5-1-12

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Transcript: 4/24/2012

TOPIC: What books have you recommended lately--to fellow kidlit folks; to kids? #kidlitchat 4-24-12

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Transcript: 4/17/2012

TOPIC: It's Open Mic night! What do you want to talk about? #kidlitchat (notes will be taken for future chats, too) #kidlitchat 4-17-12

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Transcript: 4/10/2012

TOPIC: Spring cleaning! What bad habits/failed expectations do you need to sweep out and what will you replace them with? #kidlitchat 4-10-12

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Transcript: 4/3/2012

TOPIC: How do you deal with pop culture references in your work? How do you set time and place with or without them? #kidlitchat 4-3-12

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Transcript: 3/27/2012

TOPIC: Buzz from Bologna was good. YA is selling. What's one thing that keeps you optimistic about our biz? #kidlitchat 3-27-12

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Transcript: 3/20/2012

TOPIC: Hunger Games. Lorax. Do you think "movie" when you're working on your book? Do you think "book" when watching a movie? #kidlitchat 3-20-12

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Transcript: 3/13/2012

TOPIC: It's easy to have angst in our pants about the business we're in. How do you keep it at bay and work? #kidlitchat 3-13-12

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Transcript: 3/6/2012

TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat 3-6-12

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Transcript: 2/28/2012

TOPIC: We've all experienced project doldrums: how do you push, pull, shove your way out? #kidlitchat 2-28-12

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Transcript: 2/21/2012

TOPIC: How do you create rich, emotional content in your work? Does it matter if you're working in PBs or novels? #kidlitchat 2-21-12

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Transcript: 2/14/2012

TOPIC: For Valentine's Day, let's talk about books we love... and books we wish would get more love. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat 2-14-12

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Transcript: 2/7/2012

TOPIC:Let's talk self-publishing for the kids and YA markets: the whys, the hows, the upsides and downsides. #kidlitchat 2-7-12

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Transcript: 1/31/2012

TOPIC: What are your favorite creative warm-ups? What else do you do to keep your creative engine running? #kidlitchat 1-31-12

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Transcript: 1/24/2012

TOPIC: What did you think of the ALA Youth Media Awards? The "right" Newbery? A good King? Let's discuss! #kidlitchat 1-24-12

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Transcript: 1/17/2012

TOPIC: What makes an effective pitch or synopsis? What are your tips for crafting ones that work? #kidlitchat 1-17-12

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Transcript: 1/10/2012

TOPIC: Should a great book have a social conscience? Can you share examples? #kidlitchat 1-10-12

Transcript: 1/3/2012

TOPIC: Let's hear predictions about 2012 (about the business, awards, trends, Mayan destruction, etc.).

#kidlitchat 1-3-12