Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Transcript: 9/12/2017

TOPIC: It's quarterly check-in time! Share what's new with you since June.

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-9-12-17

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Transcript: 9/5/2017

TOPIC:  Empathy is our watchword as children’s book people. Share tips for investing your work with compassion. 

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-9-5-17

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Transcript: 8/22/2017

TOPIC: In honor of the dog days of summer in the northern hemisphere, share favorite kidlit dog stories. (Oh, okay, cats, too!)

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-8-22-17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Transcript: 8/15/2017

TOPIC: The end (of your manuscript) is near! How do you wind up your story in a satisfying way? Do you leave room for sequels?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-8-15-17

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Transcript: 8/1/2017

TOPIC: It's the middle of the year and some of us have middle-of-the-project blues! How do you manage the middle muddle?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-8-1-17

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Transcript: 7/25/2017

TOPIC: Your MS is done! Time to submit. Or is it??? How do you know something is finished? Or if it should be abandoned?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-7-25-17

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Transcript: 7/18/2017

TOPIC: We're 8! Revisiting our first topic - why children's literature (reading, writing, illustrating, editing, etc)? Discuss! 

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-7-18-17

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Transcript: 7/11/2017

TOPIC: It's conference season! What are your favorite conference take-aways and how do you implement craft advice?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-7-11-17

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Transcript: 7/4/2017

TOPIC: Today we declare our independence from a single topic and declare this one chat an open mic

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-7-5-17

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Transcript: 6/27/2017

TOPIC: Saved from last week: "The rules" of craft. Do they change? Do you break them once you know them? Discuss . . . again!

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-6-27-17

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Transcript: 6/13/2017

TOPIC: It's quarterly check-in time! What have you accomplished since March? What's going on right now, and what's on tap?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-6-13-17

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Transcript: 6/6/2017

TOPIC: Do you have tips for using humor in your work? Are there stories where it is more effective/doesn't work?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-6-6-17

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Transcript: 5/30/2017

TOPIC: What classics (or soon to be classics) do you turn to for comfort or inspiration or a creative jolt?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-5-30-17

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Transcript: 5/23/2017

TOPIC: Do you still blog? Tweet? Use Instagram? Do authors/illustrators still need to focus on building a platform?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-5-23-17

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Transcript: 5/16/2017

TOPIC: Which craft issues pop up regularly for you? Which deserve the most attention (and future #kidlitchat topics)? Voice? Plot? Or . . .?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-5-16-17



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Transcript: 5/9/2017

TOPIC: What are your go-to inspirational quotes? Words to live by from kidlit or beyond? Attribute where possible!

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-5-9-17

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Transcript: 5/2/2017

TOPIC: It's Children's Book Week! Let's celebrate by tweeting our favorite recent releases.

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-5-2-17

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Transcript: 4/25/2017

TOPIC: Do you use humor in your writing/illustrating? Have any favorite examples of great use of humor (expected or unexpected)?


https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-4-25-17

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Transcript: 4/18/2017

TOPIC: There's been a raft of recent adaptations of kid's books to TV/movies. What's working? What books would you like to see?


https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-4-18-17

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Transcript: 4/11/2017

TOPIC: For many, it's Spring Break. How do you refresh and re-inspire yourself? Is it time off... or intense time working? Or?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-4-11-17

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Transcript: 4/4/2017

TOPIC: It's National Poetry Month! Does poetry inform your work? Do you read/write it? Have favorites?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-4-4-17

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Transcript: 3/28/2017

TOPIC: What is your take on "issues books" on difficult or under-examined subjects for young readers? Are we getting it right?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-3-28-17

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Transcript: 3/21/2017

TOPIC: Word love! Share your favorite word; create a 3-word poem on the spot; or tell how wordplay informs your work. 


https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-3-21-17

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Transcript: 3/14/2017

TOPIC: It's quarterly check-in time! Share what you're working on plus progress since December!

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-3-14-17

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Transcript: 3/7/2017

TOPIC: What tech-y solutions are you using to keep in touch with colleagues these days (other than Twitter)?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-3-7-17

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Transcript: 2/28/2017

TOPIC: Let's talk the state of the business. Do you see trends or changes or areas that confuse or concern you? Or...?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-2-28-17 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Transcript: 2/21/2017

TOPIC: What's your favorite tech platform for promoting your work? Have you tried anything new in the past year?


https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-2-21-17

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Transcript: 2/14/2017

TOPIC: In honor of the day, share the things you LOVE about the work you do.

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-2-14-17

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Transcript: 2/7/2017

TOPIC: What are your tips for writing authentic dialogue? Is it different for historical fiction? For talking animals? Or...?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-2-7-17

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Transcript: 1/31/2017

TOPIC: How do you create time and space to work? #kidlitchat

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-1-31-17

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Transcript: 1/24/2017

TOPIC: Help us celebrate the ALA Youth Media Awards! Which of your favorites made the list . . . and which *should* have?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-1-24-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Transcript: 1/17/2017

TOPIC: In 7+ years of #kidlitchat, we have seen trends and controversies come and go. What will be the main concerns for kidlit in 2017?

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-1-17-17

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Transcript: 1/3/2017

TOPIC: Do you have career resolutions for 2017? Share away (or invent some so you can be held accountable later!)

https://storify.com/kidlitchat/kidlitchat-1-3-17