Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
It's a little frightening, I know.
But I thought I'd come out of air-conditioned hiding for a moment to tell you about a cool event in Birmingham this October: the Southern Breeze chapter of SCBWI is having their annual fall conference (Writing and Illustrating for Kids) October 19-20.
And I'll be on the faculty with a workshop on YA and MG mysteries. It'll be fun, so I hope you'll consider coming to Birmingham. I know, it's hot in Alabama too, but I hear it's lovely in October...
Get the scoop on the Southern Breeze Writing and Illustrating for Kids conference here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
For Double Vision, I must've read a dozen books on Leonardo da Vinci. I combed travel guides on Paris, learned about its awesome catacombs. I dove into the fascinating history of codes and ciphers.
So you'd think the book is full of facts and history, right? Not really. I think that out of all that research, maybe one percent makes it into the book.
I could save myself a lot of time by just looking for what I need and getting back to writing. Maybe research is just avoidance, hmmm...
How 'bout you, writer friends? Do you like research, and where do you go to get your data?
I talk some more about research at Sleuths, Spies and Alibis.
Monday, July 16, 2012
I love this song--it's like a short story waiting to be written, don't you think?
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Here at the Bradley house, we're all about Leverage. There's a good heist, great characters, and a big dose of humor--when I hear the Leverage theme song, I smile. And it's just about PG enough to watch with my tween posse, so big fat extra points for that.
The show's new season begins this weekend. Can't wait to see what they've cooked up for us this time.
Which got me thinking yesterday... How cool would it be to be able to write an episode? No way that'll ever happen, and the writers of Leverage do just fine on their own--but a writer can dream, no?
If I could choose any TV show to write for, it would probable be Leverage.
How 'bout you, writer friends?