The Case for Re-Reading — Good Story CompanyActually, re-reading the books you love by authors who have done them well is more valuable than that first, time-stolen read. When we crack those pages open for a second time, we are no longer looking for the building blocks of the story. We are looking for the complexities that form the how.
Art Speaks: Creating Wordless Picture Books — Good Story CompanyIf you’re an author/illustrator in the picture book business, you probably feel like you’re at an advantage—and to be honest, so do those of us who “just” write or are “just” visual artists. While there is value in being able to create an entire work on your own, I’d like you to imagine, for a minut
How to Write Diverse Characters (And, Also, Are You Qualified?) — Good Story CompanyHow can writers successfully create worlds that look like the ideal we allegedly aspire to in America – a true fusion of personalities and cultures, religious beliefs, and ethnicities? How do we create art that imitates the life we say we are striving for?
Manuscript Submission — Good Story CompanyYou’re ready to take the next step, but manuscript submission can feel overwhelming. (Am I the only one who hadn’t heard anyone use the word ‘query’ in a hundred years before entering publishing?) Let’s take a zoomed-out look at what manuscript submission is and look at some resources that can help
Put Your Words Down, Flip Them, and Reverse Them: Writing Your Memoir in Reverse Chronology — Good Story CompanyIf you’re writing a memoir, you have to write your life events exactly the way they happened—but you don’t have to write them in order! Give your readers a backwards walk through your remarkable life with reverse chronology.