Author Archives: Laura Purdie Salas

About Laura Purdie Salas

children's writer, poet, reader, visiting author, speaker/teacher, mentor, copyeditor, freelance writer

My Week: Hard decisions about speaking, and progress on a WIP! [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: What It’s Like Working with Publishers to Promote Your Book [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: Why I Read PW’s Children’s Bookshelf Newsletter [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: What do I do when I run out of places to submit a manuscript to? [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: Pre-Orders for Picture Books and Writing Dreams [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: Storytimes and escalation clauses [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: What Rejection Letters Say [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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Quotation Inspiration: Writer’s Block

I know lots of writers who suffer from writer’s block. I like Barbara Poelle’s creativity prompts in the Oct 2018 Writer’s Digest, including: “Take your favorite antagonist in any film or novel and write a scene where they are the … Continue reading

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My Week: Following Up on Submissions [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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Safety Harness–Activated! Getting Work Done when the To-Do List Is Ridiculous

Right now, I feel like my writing life is a roller coaster ride, and I’m just hanging on for dear life. My to-do list is ridiculous, and the rational part of my brain knows there is no way it is … Continue reading

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