dean13 sent along this link from NPR on wee fairy doors popping up in Ann Arbor, MI. I want one! Although I'm inclined to think there's already one under Hobkin's hutch . . .
[Edit: dean13 found the artist's website: urban-fairies.com (*squee!*)]
- 1000 on the middle-grade novel --> Picture book effort. Only halfway into the story and my word count limit's just about up. Urp. Must cut and tighten. Daunted has become intimidated.
Aren't they wonderful? I was feeling a bit down myself until I saw the article. If I had the teeniest bit of prowess with DIY building, I'd want to make one for our house--and even though I don't, the thought still flitted through my mind.
I love whimsy.
I'm a member of this community and keep seeing this girl's adorable little figures. The first person I thought of was you. Wonder if she can do a skunk? She's selling them a A-Con. Anyway, you said you love whimsy...The alien holding the Teddy Bear is one of my favorite. And all are tiny tiny. :) Hope you enjoy looking at them.
That's so cool! I had read a story a while back about one that was in a tree in a park, and people were leaving notes for the fairies, and the person who put it there was answering them. I don't remember if it was Ann Arbor, so I'm not sure if this is the same fella or not. Still, very nifty! And even cooler, I think, if it's more than one person. :)
"the query/pitch process has intimidated me. are there any particular guides which you used?"
Err, I probably should research what the proper method is myself. I suspect my pitch to Writing-world.com was heavy on the newbie amateur side, and it's a testament to Moira that she didn't dismiss me out of hand.
I dropped her an email with my credentials and asked her if she'd be interested in seeing a "How to Write for Kids" article. She kindly pointed out that a more focused pitch would help her decide whether or not she could use one from me. So feeling a bit abashed, I studied her site to see what she already had, and then came up with a couple specific ideas to pitch, and then emailed them to her.
I suspect there's a standardized way to do this that I totally faux pased my way past.