Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Author Interviews: J. Scott Savage, A.E. Cannon and Carol Lynch Williams

The blog for Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers has posted interviews with J. Scott Savage, A.E. Cannon and Carol Lynch Williams. Next Tuesday's interview will be Ammi-Joan Paquette.

I love reading through these interviews and learning little tidbit like the fact that Ann started writing as a child because she got sick and Scott started writing because he couldn't sleep.

It's encouraging to know that even these amazing authors, whose books I love, get stuck. It sounds like Carol keeps working through it when she gets stuck and kind of works the pieces out. Scott makes a note that something cool happens in that spot and he keeps going.

I guess learning our own style is the key, but it is helpful to know how others work through the hard spots or how they get their inspiration.

View these interviews and more from upcoming authors, including Martine Leavitt, Sharlee Glenn and illustrator Steve Bjorkman. http://www.wifyr.com/blog/