Whether your idea of a perfect summer activity involves chilling at the beach, riding every roller coaster in the tristate area, or just curling up with a good book, I bet there’s one thing you’d never consider doing. Writing a book with 20 other people. And I double bet you’d run screaming from editing it. … Continue reading Inside the Trenches: Editing the CMA Writers Group Book
Classic brands are classic for a reason: they’re fresh for generation after generation of readers. But how do they get that way? CMA put together a panel to find out! On Thursday June 12, CMA brought Diane Muldrow (Random House, Little Golden Books), Alice Jonaitis (Random House, Seuss), and Karen Halpenny (Sesame Digital) together to … Continue reading CMA Event: Through an Editor’s Eyes – The Joys of Keeping Classic Brands Fresh
Everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Especially writers. Especially especially writers feeling stymied by the 18-month wait to get a 32-page picture book published. Those poor souls need hugs... And Linda Ravin Lodding gave them. Well, not hugs,per se (but I got one!). Encouragement. Linda Ravin Lodding (A Gift for Mama, The Busy Life of … Continue reading CMA Event: From Austria to Amazon – A Path to Publication
July 19, 2011 An Evening with Brian Floca Even after all these events, WiCM is still providing a new experience every week. For instance… FOR INSTANCE… This week’s event was in an entirely different room than the usual one at NYU. You see, we faithful event-goers have come to depend on good old Suite 1121. … Continue reading The Life of Floca
April 12, 2011 WiCM Writers’ Group: Ellen Bari’s Jumping Jenny Greetings, WiCM, This week we celebrated the accomplishments of one of our own. WiCM devotee Ellen Bari proved the system works with some great news: she just released Jumping Jenny, her first trade children’s book! And she said owes it ALL, 100%, COMPLETELY to WiCM. … Continue reading Jumping Jenny!