Worldbuilding, 04/22/14

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Emma hosted a Q&A presentation on Worldbuilding. Whether your story is set in a contemporary urban locale, a historic and pastoral one, or a total fantasy land, the challenge is the same: to create a rich, interesting and believable world for young adult readers to become absorbed by… without stalling […]

Samantha Berger, 04/08/14

On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Emma interviewed children’s book author, Samantha Berger. From Samantha’s website: Samantha Berger writes and writes and writes (she even wrote *this*). Samantha Berger has written picture books like CRANKENSTEIN! illustrated by Dan Santat (Little, Brown, 2013), WITCH SPA illustrated by Isabel Roxas (Dial, 2014), and SNOOZEFEST illustrated by Kristyna Litten (Dial, 2015) […]

Jon Bard, 03/04/14

On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 Emma interviewed Jon Bard of the Children’s Book Insider (CBI) and  We will be talking specifically about the new site – with a mission to “write for kids, change the world” – and what it means to be a 21st century author. How will new technology impact children’s literature and how […]

Jane Yolen, 01/07/14

On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 Emma interviewed award-winning author Jane Yolen. Jane Yolen is an author of children’s books, fantasy, and science fiction, including Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arithmetic, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? She is also a poet, a teacher of writing and literature, and a reviewer of children’s literature. She has been called […]

09/01/12 HUBBUB Newsletter

 Please click here to download the September, 2012 issue of the HUBBUB Newsletter: HUBBUBSeptember2012

Lin Oliver, 09/04/12

On September 4, 2012, Emma interviewed author and producer and co-founder of SCBWI, Lin Oliver. LIN OLIVER is a leading children’s book author and writer-producer of family films, television series and movies for children.  With her co-author Henry Winkler, she writes the New York Times best-selling book series, HANK ZIPZER: WORLD’B BEST UNDERACHIEVER, which has sold […]

Self-Publishing, 08/28/12

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, Emma hosted a Q&A Call on the topic of Self-Publishing. To view/listen to the presentation, please click the play button on the video link below. To download the slideshow associated with this call, click here: SelfPublishing0828121 To read through a transcript of the call, click here: Self Publishing Transcript

Plot / Scene Worksheet

When it comes to maintaining continuity of plot details in a series, it can be helpful to create a scene chart or a storyboard for each story as well as for the overall series itself. Some novelists use index cards or Post-it notes to build a storyboard, because they allow for manipulation of the sequence […]

Setting Worksheet

The key to creating an evocative setting – whether real or fantasy – is to incorporate the senses. Many writers describe only what can be seen when it comes to describing a setting, but we experience our surroundings with allour senses, not just our vision. To download a Setting Worksheet click here:  Setting Worksheet If you’d rather create […]

08/01/12 HUBBUB Newsletter

  Click here to download the August, 2012 edition of HUBBUB: HUBBUB August 2012

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