The Keys to Wonderful Writing (and Reading)

Here I am reading when I am eight

Clare Vanderpool, author of the 2011 Newbery Award winner Moon Over Manifest (see my October 14th blog, “Some of Natalie’s Favorite Books”) says that the keys to good writing are to read, write, imagine, play, observe, and to find your own voice (  It is always exciting to discover authors whose work is clearly inspired by these pursuits. My current reading delight is the Mary Russell series by Laurie R. King (  Look for a review of The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, the first book of 11 in this wonderful series, on this blog soon!

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  • Grandmama

    I’m looking forward to a review of ‘The Beekeeper’s Apprentice.’ It’s coming soon as promised by Natalie and when it does I bet the blog will ‘bee a’buzz’ over another exciting book in Laurie R. King’s popular Mary Russell series. I can hardly wait.

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