Monthly Archives: June 2020

Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week: I’ve been accepted into the Southampton Children’s Lit Conference Graphic Novels Workshop. Ordinarily, I would never have applied because of the cost. But in this COVID world, I can participate virtually for a fraction of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Submit to PJ Library | Authors Speak Up

Welcome to The Whole Megillah‘s cyber-round table of authors whose books were submitted and selected by PJ Library and/or PJ Our Way. Our authors include Amalia Hoffman, author/illustrator of Dreidel Day (Kar-Ben, 2018); Karen Pokras, author of the forthcoming middle-grade … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

One quick thing this week: Even if we’re not able to travel, we might still be able to stage our own mini writing retreats at home. Essential to this experience is a set of books to have on hand for … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | Beloved Comrades: A Novel in Stories by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron. Beloved Comrades: A Novel in Stories. Quanah, TX: Anaphora Literary Press, 2020. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired this work, its structure, and its scope? What made the narrative begin with the postwar period? Yermiyahu Ahron Taub … Continue reading

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Last Chance! Join with Other Writers to Write New Material

Everyone Has a Story to Tell There’s still room for you! Launching in June 2020, the Writing Chai Studio offers writers of all genres and all levels the opportunity to find the stories within them and bring them onto the … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: There’s still time to join us this Sunday for the five-week Writing Chai writing sessions. Write me at barbarakrasner(at)att(dot)net for details. I’ve been reading Elizabeth George’s new novel-writing craft book, Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel, … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | A Ceiling Made of Eggshells by Gail Carson Levine

Levine, Gail Carson. A Ceiling Made of Eggshells. HarperCollins, 2020, 371 pp. $17.99, Grades 4-6. The Whole Megillah (TWM): What inspired you to write this book? Gail Carson Levine (GCL): This was a trip into family history. My father’s ancestors … Continue reading

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Starting Sunday, June 14, 2020 | Bring New Inspiration into Your Writing with Writing Chai Studio

Everyone Has a Story to Tell Launching in June 2020, the Writing Chai Studio offers writers of all genres and all levels the opportunity to find the stories within them and bring them onto the page. Find the voice that … Continue reading

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Last Chance | Create a New Piece of Writing with Writing Chai Studio Free Introductory Session

Everyone Has a Story to Tell Launching in June 2020, the Writing Chai Studio offers writers of all genres and all levels the opportunity to find the stories within them and bring them onto the page. Find the voice that … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things: There’s still time to join us this Sunday for a free introductory session using the Amherst Writers method of time-based prompts. This method has led me to generate fluid writing without my inner critique butting in. See … Continue reading

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