Meet Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, an author who talks to children through her writing and books. Olugbemisola is the author of 8th Grade Superzero, which was named a Notable Book for a Global Society and a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People. She also writes nonfiction for young people, including Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey … Continue reading Member Spotlight: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovic
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
By Kristen McGregor CMA Writers Group Coordinator Tonight was my first night as the new Writers Group Coordinator for the CMA, and it was so lovely to see so many enthusiastic writers at the table ready to collaborate on ideas. We met the amazing and talented author Elisa Ludwig who shared with the group all … Continue reading A Different Route – Self-Publishing and the CMA Writers Group “Publish YoSelf” Project
Blogger's Note: Happy New Year! I want to kick off 2013 by thanking all of you that have bothered to take a few minutes to read my wacky writings. I hope I have been a little bit informative and a lot bit entertaining. I can't wait to see what CMA has in store this year! … Continue reading Hey Now You’re An All-Star Get Your Pen Out, Go Write!
August 16, 2011 Stuck in the Middle with Lisa Graff Dear WiCM, Guess what I found? A blog post…from the past. Here’s an excerpt: August 16, 1909 Weblogging is a tough business. When the latest exploits of the Prussian aristocracy find their way through the telegraph wires, it’s difficult to beat the newspapermen to the … Continue reading Grade “M” Advice with Lisa Graff
June 21, 2011 Writers' Group with Cheryl Klein The Elements of Plot Double post week!!!! Yes, dear readers, you’re getting TWO entries this week, and they’re each exactly HALF as good as a normal one. Woohoo! ** One of the best things about WiCM events is the diversity of interest of WiCM members. On any … Continue reading Elements of Plot
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!