This year I'm appreciating the power of writing contests to focus and spur on creativity. Last year my writing came to a grinding halt once the world shut down and I was consumed with a million new things. Now in 2021, it feels great to be back. I'm actively participating in SCBWI, 12x12 Picture Book … Continue reading My #50PreciousWords entry: Yard Sale Day!
I'm excited to be pitching several of my picture book manuscripts today in the Twitter author pitch party, #PBPitch! If you visit me over there at @SavannahHNN, leave an encouraging comment under the pitches you like but save the ❤s for agents and editors. Thanks!…………Bitsy spider, piggy toes,patty cake and kiss my nose.You hold me … Continue reading It’s Picture Book Pitch Party Time!
My daily walkie-talkie streak nearly came to a halt Tuesday when my first cancellation happened in the morning. (Yes, I'm behind on my posts.) Thankfully, my fabulous neighbor and homeschooling friend Tonya Risser saved the day! We ended up going out after 8:30 pm, and wow, was the 65-degree temperature divine! We walked for two … Continue reading Walk Day #9, Tonya
Three years ago I challenged myself during NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) to write not a 50,000-word novel, but a poem each day. By the end of November I had written or found in my piles of old writings enough material for three or four children's books. (I ended up starting with a poetry collection. … Continue reading Walk Day #6, Betsy
Earlier this year I entered a couple of poems into consideration for a book designed to help students in classrooms get their wiggles out. When the shutdowns happened, the publishers included quarantine and other 2020 topics. I'll post my entry poems below. (I didn't make it into this book, but several of my poet friends … Continue reading Poems for Getting Your Wiggles Out
I fell hard off the wagon of writing children's books during the disruption, emotion and confusion of Covid shutdowns this summer. I really hadn't yet regained my footing from when my Mom died last October. I usually like to write sweet or fun rollicking rhymes... and it has been a struggle to get back on … Continue reading Four New Book Babies Are Born!
I don't know about you, but I'm kind of an "out of sight, out of mind" girl. It's easy for me to forget about all the great things that have happened or successes I've had, and start feeling unsure and down on myself. That makes it pretty tough to ever think I have interesting enough … Continue reading Things I’m Proud of
This is one of the highlights of my year. I'm so glad to have found Madness! Poetry three years ago. I love this crazy idea of pitting two excellent poets against each other in a pressure-test. We are given a challenge word and just 36 hours to create a clever new poem that both children … Continue reading It’s March… Time for Madness Poetry 2020!
(Thank you, Vivian Kirkfield, for running this fun, creative contest! And Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!) https://viviankirkfield.com/2020/02/29/50preciouswords-2020-contest-is-officially-open/ So, I can envision a super fun, zany board or picture book with these 50 words, but it definitely will make more sense with illustrations. I'm hoping to work up some sketches and share a dummy with my SCBWI … Continue reading My #50preciouswords entry for 2020
Round One is live, in the world's biggest bracketed children's poetry competition. Come enjoy the fun and creativity, and VOTE! ✅ Send a friend, too: https://madnesspoetry.com/matchups Here's my entry: A Science Fair Marvel by Savannah Rogers Come inside and see this most extraordinary sight! Just walk straight forward, take a left—You’ll find it on the … Continue reading Madness has arrived!