Since I spend so much time driving kids around, I quickly finish my weekly supply of podcasts about writing. (My favourite, Writing Excuses, is only 15 minutes long but it's packed with information.) This week I was happy to discover a new one: PW KidsCast. It features some interesting interviews with children's authors about their books and writing. I'm so thrilled to add it to my playlist!
This week, I also came across two interesting blog posts:
Cindy M. Hogan at Indelibles reminded me that it’s important to nuture other interests besides writing, because they do make your writing a lot richer: Looking Beyond Writer’s Conferences.
And just for fun: have you seen this impressive Hogwarts Castle created by Alice Finch?
My Lego-loving teen discovered it when she was home from school due to weather earlier this week and spent a long time poring over every detail of every picture with her sister. She was thrilled by the idea that Alice Finch lets her kids play with it. I heard my daughter say to her sister, “I wish she was my mom!”
Another overheard comment: “They make Lego test tubes? I’ve never seen those before and now I really want them.”
The verdict: "It is SO COOL!"
You can read more about it in this interview with Alice Finch.