Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This 'n That

This is my office floor.

This project is just about done now.

This would mean it's time to tidy up.

That would mean Lizann turns to the other 50,000 things on her to do list.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's Interview Wednesday!

No interview here on The Flatt Perspective today (mine are done on a mostly monthly basis as seen here), but I'm honoured to bring you other people's interviews, because:

Today is Interview Wednesday in the Kidlitosphere!

Check the comments to this post all throughout the day to see links to interviews with authors, illustrators, editors, agents or librarians. Who will show up? Who's been talking to whom? We'll have to wait and see. But I know it'll be worth it, because children's literature is always worth talking about.

Thanks for stopping in!

(And thanks to Tina Nichols Coury for the great graphic.)

To leave a comment, click the link that says "x other perspectives"where the x stands for a numeral. Blogger should walk you through the rest.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Directions or Descriptions?

Ah, Muskoka. Where I live. And where directions to someone's place are more like descriptions. They include phrases such as:

  • I do not know her address 
  • She lives on This Road off of That Road 
  • It is on the left hand side a little ways past the dam 
  • There is a red sign but it's spelled wrong 
  • You go down that road past the house on the right to the next house on the right 

and then a phone number "in case you get confused."

Which I did.

So I had a nice detour down a remote rut and crater infested road I'd never driven before. The shoulders were either non-existent or so soft and squishy I feared executing a 3-pointer would mire the Odyssey in mud. I followed the road all the way to the end before turning around. But I got to my destination.

Descriptions. They lead to places you've never been before. Isn't that what writing is all about?