Sunday, February 24, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The Website Ballet. As promised, here's a little information on website design. Folks in the business (a big thanks to SCBWI member Seth Wood!) say that readers viewing websites unconsciously prioritize what they see on a website in a Z pattern. That is, they see top left first, then top right, then bottom left, then bottom right. As so:
Monday, February 18, 2008
I can't believe it, but I finally have a website! I've only been working on it since, oh, the beginning of November so it's pretty exciting to finally have something out there actually breathing in the cyber world!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
They always say you have to start somewhere, so I guess I'll start at the beginning. July, 2006. I was unrepresented by an agent; I was about 70 pages into my book; I'd never finished writing a novel before; and I was enrolled in the Sierra Nevada SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) mentorship program with the amazing Ellen Hopkins as my mentor and the wonderful Suzy Williams as Regional Advisor.