Saturday, April 30, 2011

Z is for Jane Breskin Zalben

Born:  1950
Excellent BooksPearl's Passover and over 3 dozen others.  Many have won awards.

From Her Life:  Jane has a lop-eared rabbit named Zoe.  She loves to be involved in all the steps of creating a children's book, from writing to design!

Advice for Aspiring Writers:   Use your experiences and be creative.  In an interview, Jane once said, "Children are little people and have a whole gamut of feelings. I'm able to mine those feelings, use those feelings for characters. But if I told them [my memories] exactly the way it happened, that's not as interesting a story. It would be boring. That's what makes a writer; that mixture of reality and imagination."



Laura Marcella said...

"That's what makes a writer; that mixture of reality and imagination."

Love that. That's the best part of being a fiction writer, using our imaginations to give reality a major boost!

Mandy C said...

"Use your experiences and be creative."
That's why it's so important to live life to it's fullest when you're a writer (or anyone for that matter) so you have many memories and experiences to drawn on.

Gail M Baugniet said...

Reality isn't a good read, but taking that experience and weaving an interesting tale is the mark of a true author.

Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge.
My Z is for ... Zetsudai no doryoku osuru

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Carla, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Lindsay said...

I love that quote.

And congrats on finishing the challenge. :)

Carla said...

Laura, Sometimes reality sure needs that boost!

Mandy, I totally agree!

Gail, That's so true!

Thanks, Elizabeth! I'll definitely put up the award!

Thanks, Lindsay! And congratulations to you and everyone else out there who finished the challenge!


Missy said...

I can't beleive I missed ya in the A-Z blogging Challenege, but at least now we've crossed paths in NaPiBoWriWee!

D. U. Okonkwo said...

You completed the challenge - good job! I'm surprised you didn't do your Z post on Zig Ziglar :o)

Carla said...

Missy, I'm excited to get to know you! I really enjoyed your blog earlier!

Haha, DU! Congrats to you too!


Catherine Ensley said...

Wonderful A-Z posts!
I have an award for you ...

Great job on the challenge.

Carla said...

Thanks, Catherine!


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