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September 01, 2009


April Halprin Waylland

I could list 101 ways to use this book...and more importantly, I could read it 101 times and not get tired of reading it--truly--it's that well-written.

April Halprin Wayland

ann whitford paul

three cheers for Tina and Michelle. Great interview and I can only echo what the others have said about writing what turns you on and forgetting about branding. If you want to bore yourself in your work, keep repeating the same kind of stories. If you want to come to your work with enthusiam challenge yourself. Try new things.

Caroline Hatton

Ditto, Alexis! Michelle always has great advice. I've been spending hours studying the back matter (Author's Note, etc.) in her books, to learn how to make my own manuscripts stronger. See you all at the Ventura/Santa Barbara SCBWI Writer's Day.


I love that MIchelle said,"Write the stories that turn you on." This is such great advice! I'm looking forward to hearing Michelle speak at the Ventura/Santa Barbara SCBWI Writers' Day in October! Keep writing all over the map, Michelle.

Patricia Cruzan

Thank you for your wealth of information, Michelle and Tina. I find it interesting that Michelle spent so much time dissecting picture books and studying them before being successful at them. The fact that Michelle succeeded in a different genre than she anticipated is of interest, too.

Pat/Tricia O'Brien

Thanks to both Tina and Michelle for an interesting, inspiring interview. I like that Michelle writes what she loves, across genre. I'm most comfortable doing that and have been sorry to see so much emphasis on branding. I'll be on the lookout for these books, as well.

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