Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Transcript: 12/9/2014

TOPIC: Which books are on your gift list OR your own wish list this year?


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Transcript: 12/2/2014

TOPIC: On Giving Tuesday, share ideas for giving back, paying forward, within the kidlit community.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Transcript: 11/18/2014

TOPIC: Continuing the "No!-vember" theme, what kidlit projects or assignments have YOU turned down, and why?


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Transcript: 11/11/2014

TOPIC: In the month of NO!-vember, share your most memorable rejections, and how you dealt with them. 


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Transcript: 11/4/2014

TOPIC: It's US Election Day, so let's "vote" for our favorite books of the year so far....


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transcript: 10/28/2014

TOPIC: It's almost #NanoWriMo. There's PiBoIdMo. There's... well... what challenges/ideas work for you? What don't? Why???


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Transcript: 10/21/2014

TOPIC: What makes a holiday book work? Do you think "holiday" when creating... or is it an accident? Let's celebrate and chat!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Transcript: 10/14/2014

TOPIC: Which craft issues give you fits--in your own writing or in books you read?


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Transcript: 10/7/2014

TOPIC: Let's talk trends! What trends are you seeing in the children's lit world, and what ones do you think (hope?) are coming?


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Transcript: 9/30/2014

TOPIC: Difficult subjects: death, addiction, mental illness . . . any barriers, age or otherwise?


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Transcript: 9/23/2014

TOPIC: It's banned book week! How should we respond when faced with threats to creative freedom?


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Transcript: 9/16/2014

TOPIC: Online challenges, group challenges, contests--are any of these helpful to you? Which are your faves? #kidlitchat


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Transcript: 9/9/2014

TOPIC: Which kidlit movie adaptations work best, and what books would you like to see on film?


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Transcript: 9/2/2014

TOPIC: How do you know when your work is "done"? And what helps you get to "done"?


Friday, August 29, 2014

Temporary (?) tech issues

#kidlitchat has fallen victim to a glitch in the interface between Twitter and Storify, where we have been archiving transcripts for the past year. The folks at Storify tell us they are doing all they can to resolve the issue--but until they do, or until we find an alternate method of capturing transcripts . . . well, you'll just have to be there! Every Tuesday at 9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Transcript: 8/19/2014

TOPIC: Let's talk online safety - do you worry about work being stolen or who owns what you post or... what else?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Transcript: 8/12/2014

TOPIC: We have the NY Public Library 100 and the Amazon 100 Children's Books. What "best-of" lists do YOU trust most?


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Transcript: 8/5/2014

TOPIC: What's the best career/craft advice you've heard . . . or wish you'd heard earlier?


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Transcript: 7/29/2014

TOPIC: What are your favorite children's lit conferences, classes, retreats? How do you get the most out of them?


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Transcript: 7/22/2014

TOPIC: When marketing/thinking of your work, how do you find "added value" (posting research, how-tos, videos, etc.)?


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Transcript: 7/15/2014

TOPIC: #kidlitchat turns 5 today! What's changed in your kidlit-related world - ups? downs? unexpected turns? - in the last half decade?


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Transcript: 7/8/2014

TOPIC: Summer is kidlit-based movie blockbuster time: which are on your 'must' list? #kidlitchat


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Transcript: 7/1/2014

TOPIC: How can we children's book creators/supporters best help librarians? Are there new ways that they can best support us?


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Transcript: 6/24/2014

TOPIC: What do you expect from your critique group or reading partner? Share tips for finding the best fit.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Transcript: 6/17/2014

TOPIC: What cooool summer reads are you looking forward to most? 


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Transcript: 6/10/2014

TOPIC: What are your favorite tech tools - software, hardware, apps - and tips and tricks for helping you with your work?


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Transcript: 6/3/2014

TOPIC: How do you know what you're writing? MG vs. young YA? Chapter book vs easy reader? Is it word count? Ages? Theme? Other?


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Transcript: 5/27/2014

TOPIC: Rules? What rules? Which kidlit rules are written in stone--and which are made to be broken?


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Transcript: 5/20/2014

TOPIC: What's the impact of the internet on your children's literature work? Your habits, your final project, your readership?


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Transcript: 5/13/2014

TOPIC: You're gonna be stuck on a desert island and can have five children's/YA books with you. Which five? And why?


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Transcript: 5/6/2014

TOPIC: Let's talk about diversity in children's literature and in the business of children's literature.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Transcript: 4/29/2014

TOPIC: What does it take to craft engaging, creative nonfiction, and how 'creative' can you go these days?


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Transcript: 4/22/2014

TOPIC: It's a "let's suggest/discuss topics for upcoming #kidlitchat nights" chat. How meta!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Transcript: 4/15/2014

TOPIC: Today's a good day to discuss deadlines. Do you like 'em? Make up fake ones to help you? Ignore them always?


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Transcript: 4/8/2014

TOPIC: What do you want from a critique? And what are your tips for giving/receiving critiques?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Transcript: 4/1/2014

TOPIC: What work "rituals" (habits, superstitions, workplaces, etc.) do you count on to keep the creative energy flowing? https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-4-1-14

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Transcript: 3/25/2014

TOPIC: Do you have different expectations for an e-book than a print book? Do you ever think of that when creating? #kidlitchat


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Transcript: 3/18/2014

TOPIC: Is your book's setting incidental or a major player? What are the keys to making your setting shine?


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Transcript: 3/11/2014

TOPIC: What are your tricks and tips for creating complex, fully realized characters?


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Transcript: 3/4/2014

TOPIC: First person? Third person omniscient? Unreliable? Multiple POVs? How do you decide who tells the story in your book?


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Transcript: 2/25/2014

TOPIC: What are your basic tools/rules for making your work shine? Eschew adverbs? Do grammar good? Use red paint only? Discuss!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Transcript: 2/18/2014

TOPIC: Can you have children's literature with an adult main character? Is it easier in PBs? In MG or YA? Or...?


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Transcript: 2/4/2014

TOPIC: Let's talk about <wait for it... wait for it...> pacing! Tips, tricks, pitfalls? Share away!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Transcript: 1/28/2014

TOPIC: Let's keep the #ALAyma fever going: celebrate your top picks and nominate overlooked favorites.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Transcript: 1/21/2014

TOPIC: Begin at the beginning! Let's talk opening hooks, setting mood, giving too much away, and share favorite openings.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Transcript: 1/14/2014

TOPIC: Do you judge a book by its cover? How important is the image/title/font?


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Transcript: 1/7/2014

TOPIC: What are your (writing/illustrating/editing/business-y) resolutions or plans for 2014?