Friday Linky List - April 4, 2014

This weekend I'll be speaking at the Blue Ridge Writers Conference in Blue Ridge, Georgia about "What to Do When the Story Finds You." I can't wait! (Last minute walk-ins are welcome to this one.)

Laurel Snyder wrote a lovely response to a letter she received about her book PENNY DREADFUL: Twent Has Two Mommies.

At BookRiot - A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction. What do you think?

My 2014 SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators' Day and Springmingle Wrap-Up!

At 100 Scope Notes, a wonderful collection: 2014 Book Spine Poem Gallery

I shared these in my Springmingle wrap-up, but they're worth a re-look:
Corey Godbey
MFA in Writing and Illustrating Children's Books - Hollins University
The Cockeyed Caravan
Wes Anderson palettes
Brad Hill - Key Techniques
Brad Bird on How to Compose Shots (For Storyboard & Layout Artists)
Adorable list of "45 Simple Safety Rules For Living Life & Not Dying" by Noah

I always forget the name of this one, so am listing it here. GIMP is a free program many people use in place of Photoshop. So if you can't afford the big dog, this might do ya!

Are We Rushing Kids Out of Picture Books? by Elizabeth Bluemle at PW

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