Valentine Thank you

By Krista Legge (WC 202) Ms. Samson let the class know, “I’m so sorry but with everything going on this year, we can’t exchange valentines.”  Addie was devastated.  How was she going to thank her class for everything they’ve done?  An outsider from a special class, pushing into another’s, always feeling like a visitor.    ButContinue reading “Valentine Thank you”

Smile or Not

By Krista Legge (WC 102) Beep Beep Beep! Roll out of bed and look at the calendar. Stomach knotted and heart pounding                                                  Today is the day! Healthy breakfast,                  Ugh, too nervous to eat. Teeth brushed and hair styled,                      Perfect outfit set. Check my folder, Valentine ready.          PackContinue reading “Smile or Not”

12 Days 4 Writers: Day 11

Writing Prompt: Write about someone whose life changes after opening a fortune cookie and reading the fortune inside. THE POWER OF THE FORTUNE COOKIE By Krista Legge Keira found excitement in everything.  She saw a video about Sky Brown and she HAD to skateboard! After watching The Karate Kid, she HAD to take karate! SheContinue reading “12 Days 4 Writers: Day 11”

12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Successes

As part of the 12 Days of Christmas, I am challenged to reflect on my writing successes this year. I was surprised at the amount of successes that have come out of such a challenging year! -created a website and blog – wrote 15 new PB manuscripts, some polished, some still in revisions, some beginningContinue reading “12 Days of Christmas Day 3: Successes”

Callie Saves the Candy Canes – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry

This holiday story was created and being entered into Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest. Task: Write a children’s holiday story about a holiday helper in under 250 words. Callie Saves the Candy Canes (WC 246) By Krista Legge The man pulled candy canes out of a bag. Callie, being one of the candy canes. “Penny! Patrick!Continue reading “Callie Saves the Candy Canes – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry”

Mystery Nest Decorating – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry

Today’s holiday story was created and being entered into Susanna Hill’s Holiday Contest. Task: Write a children’s holiday story about a holiday helper in under 250 words. Mystery Nest Decorating (WC 250) By Krista Legge It’s that time again, nest decorating for Christmas. All the birds ready to find embellishments for their nests. Blue, alone,Continue reading “Mystery Nest Decorating – Susanna Hill Holiday Contest Entry”

Critique Partners – a necessary

As I started this adventure into really pursuing publishing picture books, I learned that… I HAD A LOT TO LEARN. There’s so much that goes into the process – from the idea, show vs telling, word count, and so many more. One thing that I have found to really helped me grow and expand onContinue reading “Critique Partners – a necessary”

Fall Writing Frenzy (Winner)

The Unthinkable Path (WC 187) By Krista Legge WOW! What an intriguing path.  So perfectly smooth, so picturesque, I forget to breathe for a moment. What do you think the rest of the path looks like?  Let’s create it together. Close your eyes.                Visualize the path. Do you see it?  Good, let’s go!Continue reading “Fall Writing Frenzy (Winner)”