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Institute of Children’s Literature Writer’s Retreat.

Posted on: October 6, 2009

Jan Fields
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October 5 – 7, 2009
The Motivated Writer
Simon Rose, workshop leader

Do you ever find it difficult to keep up your motivation while you continue along your writing journey? A crisis in motivation hits all of us now and again — sometimes from lack of support, sometimes through grim predictions we all hear about publishing, sometimes from looking at all the work ahead of us — and sometimes rejection just wears us down. So come and get tips, support and wisdom from a writer who manages not only to write novel after novel but keeps up with all the serious work that comes along with a writing career. Find out how best to help your motivation!

Simon Rose is the author of The Heretic’s Tomb, The Emerald Curse, The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox and The Clone Conspiracy. All continue to gather great reviews and The Sorcerer’s Letterbox was nominated for the Silver Birch, Diamond Willow and Golden Eagle Book Awards in 2005. Simon is also an alum of the Institute of Children’s Literature! To learn more about Simon and his work, visit

Those of you who know me, know that I am a graduate of two of the ICL courses. I highly recommend them as a result of my own experiences. (Peg Finley’s comment)
Each month Jan Field and her staff provided their readers with a quest speaker who answers question and provide insights in the field of writing. For more details, go to

Not only does Jan fill this job, she is the Webeditor of the newsletter that the Institute puts out. If you have suggestions on a possible topic or want to learn more about Writer’s Retreat, you can contact the ever helpful Jan at

In her spare time, check Jan out at

Now here is the other reason that I wrote this post. Every Tuesday, I try to clear my day so I can spend some time participating in various chats. Here is the info from The Institute of Children’s Literature’s chat or at least one of them.

Tuesday Afternoon Forum begins at 11 AM, Pacific Time; Noon, Mountain Time; 1 PM, Central Time; 2 PM, Eastern Time; and 3 PM, Atlantic. You are welcome to join us anytime during this program, so feel free to slip in even if you miss the beginning of the event. On Tuesday afternoons when there is no forum, chatters still gather to share and hang outso please join in the fun if you can.



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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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I love the children's movies Wizard of Oz and the Neverending Story. Both movies make me feel the lesson that hope is alive and well. After seeing UP this past week, it just might have a chance at being added to this list.

I love the cool colors of blues and purples.Those colors are peaceful for me.

I love The Velveteen Rabbit. Even as an adult, I still feel the urge to cry when he becomes real. I know, silly, but a good book can make me laugh and cry as it takes me on a magical journey.

Authors and Illustrators:

Authors, Author/Illustrator, Illustrators that I know and/or Like.


C= Children

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T= Teen

YA= Young Adult

A= Adult


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Audrey Woods

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Favorite Websites:

Favorite Blogs:

• ShelfTalker: A Children’s Bookseller’s Blog
• Alice’s CWIM Blog
• A Fuse #8 Production
• Cynsations
• Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent
• Editorial Anonymous
• Miss Snark’s First Victim
• Writing for children and teens

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