Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Twisty Road To Being Published - Erik Talkin's Guest Post on Cynsations about "Finding the Book You Are Uniquely Qualified to Write"

As described in this guest post over at Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations blog:

“Erik Talkin thought of himself as exclusively a YA and MG writer–urban fantasy, sci-fi, punk rock, and now he finds himself the author of a sensitive picture book on hungry kids. Funny old world.”

Read about Erik's two nearly-published moments, and then how he aimed to "straddle" his day-job expertise and his desire to write for kids and teens with a picture book manuscript, “Lulu and the Hunger Monster.”

It's his first published book for kids. And it asks the question, what are you uniquely qualified to write about? Another version of this question is, how can you make the story that you're writing uniquely written by YOU? (With your unique author voice.)

Illustrate and Write On,

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