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Ellen Plotkin Mulholland
As a kid, I loved hanging out with my dad at his workbench. I marveled at his array of hammers, screwdrivers and odd curvy things hanging on his wall. It seemed he had a tool for just about everything. He told me how important it was to have the right tools in your toolkit.
He was right then, and he's still right. Toolkits aren't just for carpenters and weekend tinkerers. When you think about it, every profession has a tool kit. So what are the essentials in a writer's tool kit?
Well, it must contain the necessary tools of your trade, items to get started, smooth the rough edges, and polish it off for show. Whether you are a novice author just getting started on your first story or you are a seasoned writer looking to hone your craft, you need to clean out your tool box. Here are my 5 tool kit essentials:
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Author, reader, poet, teacher, mom. Please take time to peruse this site and get to know my YA books (THIS GIRL CLIMBS TREES and BIRDS ON A WIRE), my thoughts on writing, and my advice to young writers. Watch This Girl's book trailer here.
Connect with me here or online.
Enter the August writing contest: A Prompt
Be sure to read the July 'Secrets' contest winner, Melanie Walton's entry!
HumpDay is nothing if you don't get your poetry on. Tweet your favorite lyrical ditty or an original of your own. I tweet HumpDay poetry (twitter.com/humpdaypoetry)
Best tips for storytelling. Ever. (thanks @A_WritersStudio @DisneyPixar)
If you're a teen, this site has great ideas to get you started on your writing path. (thanks @writing_tips)
Join me on Sound Cloud for some original poetry. Discover your new addiction to live voices!
More tweets here.