trying to scoop up some of her wisdom.)
"Every book you write
is your best teaching/learning
-Dandi Daley Mackall
She encouraged us to
- keep a daily journal
- list our activities using nouns/verbs
- pay attention to smells & sounds
- identify "frozen moments"from our past
Oh...and did I fail to mention
...each of us received a written manuscript critique!!!
It was an all day workshop-
the first session was all about picture books,
the second concerned writing novels.
Although I can't see myself writing a novel
I decided to stay.
I was so glad I did!
We got to see a preview of her book-turned -film My Boyfriends's Dogs.
And, even though it was geared to MG and YA - I found some material could still be applied to #PBs.
A big thanks to Dandi & Northern Ohio SCBWI.