Monday, April 11, 2011

I is for Rachel Isadora

Born: ? 1953

Excellent BooksSay Hello!, and over 20 others.  Many have won awards.

From Her Life: As a child Rachel wanted to be a dancer.  She worked hard and grew up to be a professional ballerina!  After an injury in the late 1970's, she began writing and illustrating books.

Advice for Aspiring Writers:  Love what you do!  On her website, Rachel says, "Work like this is a dancer's fantasy...Because ballet is so demanding, dancers' stage careers are short. They can only dream of going on and on forever. With art, I can go on and on, and for me it's the only work that compares in intensity and joy."



nutschell said...

i love her advice. thanks for sharing. As for your the question you left on my blog:
memberships to big writing organizations such as the SCBWI, or RWA, attending conferences and workshops related to writing, taking writing classes and querying agents (keep the queries, as well as their responses) are just a few ways of proving that you are serious about getting published.

Laura Marcella said...

Great advice. I see a lot of parallels between athletes and writers. And ballerinas definitely understand the pressures and hard work of performing well.

Carla said...

Thanks, Nutschell!

True, Laura. I love how you can take someone from any walk of life and that person's background can help her become a writer.


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