TOPIC: Who's NaNo-ing? What other challenges or online initiatives do you find useful?
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
TOPIC: The sometimes sad, scary real world vs. the world of your imagination. How do you separate the two . . . or do you?
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
TOPIC: What other art forms influence your work as a children's book creator? Film? Music?
Or . . . ?
Or . . . ?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
TOPIC: Best of the year (so far!): which 2017 books are on your personal shortlist?
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
TOPIC: How do you like your endings: happy or merely hopeful? Does every story call for neat, clear-cut resolution?
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
TOPIC: We all feel a need to respond to recent disasters and tragedies. Please share charities/relief organizations you support.
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TOPIC: How and when do you know what your story is about--truly, madly, deeply about? Are you ever surprised?
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
TOPIC: We all need a little self-care from time to time. What is it about *your own work* that gives you the most joy/comfort?
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
TOPIC: It's quarterly check-in time! Share what's new with you since June.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
TOPIC: Empathy is our watchword as children’s book people. Share tips for investing your work with compassion.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
TOPIC: In honor of the dog days of summer in the northern hemisphere, share favorite kidlit dog stories. (Oh, okay, cats, too!)
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Wednesday, August 16, 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?
Tuesday, August 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?
Wednesday, July 26, 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?
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
TOPIC: We're 8! Revisiting our first topic - why children's literature (reading, writing, illustrating, editing, etc)? Discuss!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
TOPIC: It's conference season! What are your favorite conference take-aways and how do you implement craft advice?
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
TOPIC: Today we declare our independence from a single topic and declare this one chat an open mic
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017
TOPIC: Saved from last week: "The rules" of craft. Do they change? Do you break them once you know them? Discuss . . . again!
Tuesday, June 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?
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
TOPIC: Do you have tips for using humor in your work? Are there stories where it is more effective/doesn't work?
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
TOPIC: What classics (or soon to be classics) do you turn to for comfort or inspiration or a creative jolt?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
TOPIC: Do you still blog? Tweet? Use Instagram? Do authors/illustrators still need to focus on building a platform?
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
TOPIC: Which craft issues pop up regularly for you? Which deserve the most attention (and future #kidlitchat topics)? Voice? Plot? Or . . .?
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TOPIC: What are your go-to inspirational quotes? Words to live by from kidlit or beyond? Attribute where possible!
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
TOPIC: It's Children's Book Week! Let's celebrate by tweeting our favorite recent releases.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
TOPIC: Do you use humor in your writing/illustrating? Have any favorite examples of great use of humor (expected or unexpected)?
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Tuesday, April 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?
Tuesday, April 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?
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
TOPIC: It's National Poetry Month! Does poetry inform your work? Do you read/write it? Have favorites?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
TOPIC: What is your take on "issues books" on difficult or under-examined subjects for young readers? Are we getting it right?
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
TOPIC: Word love! Share your favorite word; create a 3-word poem on the spot; or tell how wordplay informs your work.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
TOPIC: It's quarterly check-in time! Share what you're working on plus progress since December!
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TOPIC: What tech-y solutions are you using to keep in touch with colleagues these days (other than Twitter)?
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Tuesday, February 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...?
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
TOPIC: What's your favorite tech platform for promoting your work? Have you tried anything new in the past year?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
TOPIC: In honor of the day, share the things you LOVE about the work you do.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
TOPIC: What are your tips for writing authentic dialogue? Is it different for historical fiction? For talking animals? Or...?
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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
TOPIC: How do you create time and space to work? #kidlitchat
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
TOPIC: Help us celebrate the ALA Youth Media Awards! Which of your favorites made the list . . . and which *should* have?
Tuesday, January 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?
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
TOPIC: Do you have career resolutions for 2017? Share away (or invent some so you can be held accountable later!)
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