Author Archives: Debbie Nance

TUW

I’ve been blogging every Friday over at TUW. Come visit…http://throwingupwords.wordpress.com/ Also, registration for Writing & Illustrating For Young Readers (WIFYR) opens tomorrow.

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January is here!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and friends! And now it is January and back to work. šŸ™‚ I saw a great quote online this morning from Judy Blume, author … Continue reading

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Good Writing Quote for the Day

Author Barbara Steiner once said, “Writing for children is the toughest of all writing because children’s books change lives. . . . Kids take stories to heart, believe them, and reread them if they have touched their spirits.”

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New photo

Today I updated my profile photo –you can see my new post-chemo hairstyle. Or not. I thought I’d changed it but then it was still the old picture. Well, if it works, you’ll be able to recognize me if we … Continue reading

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David Farland Quote

David Farland wrote a blog about what writers have in common. He suggested several things, but I loved this quote: “Ultimately, I suspect that most other writers are like me. We are united by our love for the written word. … Continue reading

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Creative Energy

This is a re-post from today’s http://throwingupwords.wordpress.com/ Last week Carol asked me: Are you doing NANO? I said: No. I had a plan to write on one of my books (or a new one) every day of November. Instead Iā€™m … Continue reading

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Soup and a Good Book

Wednesday afternoon I decided I wanted to make fresh pumpkin soup. I had a pumpkin left from Halloween that we hadn’t carve. I googled for recipes. There are many variations. One site in particular caught my eye. The recipe blogger … Continue reading

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November 6 – Good News – Good Stories – Good books

Do you believe in miracles? A friend posted a great story on Facebook today. When I later googled it, the incident actually happened several years ago. Here’s the link to watch a miracle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da5iVUZzpPo Wouldn’t it be nice to have … Continue reading

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November 1

Don’t you love this time of year with all of the leaves turning colors? Yesterday was Halloween, which is a big deal for some people. We only had about 20 trick-or-treaters come to our house. We have lots of leftover … Continue reading

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2014 WIFYR – never too soon to start planning

We held our first preliminary planning meeting last Saturday for the 2014 Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference. It will be awesome! Our full committee meets in Mid-November and then we’ll start announcing details. I can tell you now … Continue reading

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