Monday Catch Up

I just flew in from New Paltz…

…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 🙂