Thursday, April 7, 2011

F is for Candace Flemming

Born: Candace's birth year is mysteriously difficult to find.

Excellent BooksClever Jack Takes the Cake, and over 20 others.  Many have won awards.

From Her Life: Candace has always considered herself a storyteller.  Her parents encouraged her to write down even her early stories, and she still has the notebooks with those stories in them.  As a mother she discovered the world of writing books for children, and has loved it ever since.

Advice for Aspiring Writers:  At a school visit Candace once said, "The best tools for writing are your eyes, ears and your imagination."  She could have listed many other tools, from a computer to a dictionary, but she chose tools that truly empower the writer.  (quote from a teacher's blog)



Laura Marcella said...

Terrific advice from Candace. Observation using all the senses is truly a powerful and essential tool for writers!

D U Okonkwo said...

'Eyes, ears and imagination.' I like that, so basically, we could spin it in that whatever story we've heard or events that we've witnessed, se can put our own spin on it (our imagination) to come up with something completely unique and different.

Angela Felsted said...

I like that, especially the part about using your imagination.

GigglesandGuns said...

Candace sounds like one very smart lady.

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