Category Archives: creativity

Still Writing? 15 minutes a day, 15 days in a Row. Reap the editorial discounts

Remember to tweet the number of minutes that wrote each day (try to do at least 15) with the hash tag #tamsonwestonbooks2016, and I’ll give you a discount. In the meantime, here’s a quote from EB White to inspire you: Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than a whole one. Now you’ve [...]

5 Things to Help Kill the Winter Blues and Write Children’s Books

Look at me! I’m writing! It’s been a good, solid, busy year, but I’ve been having pangs….nonblogging pangs.  Luckily, it’s about this time of year people start to resolve to stuff and commit to things. So I’m committing. And when my three-year-old post about the winter blues resurfaced, I figured it was time to get [...]

You CAN Judge A Book By It’s Cover…And Most People Do

This one is for all you self-publishers.  You have complete control over your book.  You get to decide not only what goes in between the covers, but what goes on them as well. That’s a fun and daunting prospect. The cover-design process at a publishing houses can be very fraught. There are lots of perspectives [...]

The Tomi Ungerer Museum

So, before the summer hit in full force I had made a vow to myself to post more.  That hasn’t worked out and I apologize. But now I have an exciting experience to share. I got to visit the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg. I’ve been dying to go and I was not disappointed. It’s [...]

Maira Kalman’s Library Art For The Robin Hood Foundation

Good works = great art. Check out this amazing project by Maira Kalman for Robin Hood: an organization that tackles the complex issue of poverty in New York City. You can learn more about Robin Hood’s Library Initiative here. Basically they are trying to build better libraries for schools in high poverty areas.  My thanks [...]