...and boy are my arms tired!
No seriously :) I spent the weekend at the inaugural 21st Century Children's Non-Fiction Conference. It was fantastic and I highly recommend it. (And Joanna - I got to meet Bo Zaunders who created The Artist Mortimer! Everyone see Joanna's post HERE) (Oh, and I also got to meet the lovely and talented Laura Purdie Salas and she signed my copy of A Leaf Can Be for me!) (Oh, and I also got to meet Karen Robertson who is starting a course in how to create apps. She was a wonderful speaker and very nice, and if any of you are interested, go check it out HERE... but here I go digressing.) The POINT is that I find I'm very behind with work and family after abandoning both for nearly three days... shocking :)
So today, instead of a proper blog post, I give you this little gem. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)
Kurt Vonnegut, Author of Fiction and Satire, Explains Story Shape
What's your favorite story shape? Classic, circular, cumulative, parallel, time-line, question and answer etc... or one of Kurt's? :)
Have a magical Monday everyone, whilst I try like mad to catch up! :)
P.S. I hope you're all working on your July 4th stories for the upcoming Writing Contest - I of course have not even started thinking about mine!
P.P.S. I hope you are all noticing with jaw-dropping amazedness the incredible brevity of this post! Apparently getting way behind is what it's takes to make me short-winded :)