An author’s guide to afternoon naps. Have you ever noticed how you don’t see many authors out between midday and 3pm? Maybe you think it’s because they’re busy tap-tap-tapping away at that masterpiece, like a tortured genius suffering for their art? Well, you couldn’t … [Read more...] about An Author’s Guide to Afternoon Naps
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What is your writing mascot or spirit animal? On the taco’s podcast, one question that always gets an exciting response from guests is, What is your writing mascot or spirit animal? I guess it gets a happy response because it’s fun to think about. But, more than that, if … [Read more...] about What is your Writing Mascot or Spirit Animal?
How much does a picture book cost to make? At Reading with a chance of Tacos, one thing we love is helping aspiring creators of children’s books get published. In my role, I’ve interviewed writers who believe they have a picture book to share with the world and publishers who … [Read more...] about How much does a picture cost to make?
Why we Must Embrace Silly We must embrace silly because it is the major component of laughter. It’s the active ingredient if you like. Without silliness we don’t laugh. We might chuckle, nod and smile. But laughter, deep belly laughter, comes from a part of our being … [Read more...] about Why we must embrace silly
Why kids put books down - Ken Williams As writers of books for kids, we must understand why kids pick books up and why kids put books down. And as parents, we need to understand the enormous benefits books hold for our kids. Problem is, there are so many distractions for kids … [Read more...] about Why kids put books down