Welcome to Inkygirl: Reading, Writing and Illustrating Children's Books (archive list here) which includes my Creating Picture Books series, Advice For Young Writers and IllustratorsWriter's and Illustrator's Guide To Twitter, interviews, my poetry for young readers, #BookADay archives, writing/publishing industry surveys, and 250, 500, 1000 Words/Day Writing Challenge. Also see my Inkygirl archives,  and comics for writers (including Keiko and Will Write For Chocolate). Also check out my Print-Ready Archives for Teachers, Librarians, Booksellers and Young Readers.

I tweet about the craft and business of writing and illustrating at @inkyelbows. If you're interested in my art or other projects, please do visit DebbieOhi.com. Thanks for visiting! -- Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Entries in envy (12)

Monday
Sep162019

Advice For Young Writers, Green-Eyed Monsters and Celebrating The Moment: Bev Katz Rosenbaum Answers Three Questions

Photo of Bev Rosenbaum: Helen Tansey.

Bev Katz Rosenbaum is the author of several works of fiction for young people, her most recent being Who is Tanksy?, published by Orca Books. Bev has worked in-house as an editor for book publishers and magazines and has taught writing at the college level. Currently she juggles writing children's books with freelance editing. Bev lives in Toronto. When she isn't writing, she's catching up on all her friends' books, guzzling coffee, dancing, and hiking ("Not the extreme kind. The mildly challenging and occasionally inspiration kind.") You can find Bev and her work at BevKatzRosenbaum.com as well as on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @bevrosenbaum.

I interviewed Bev for a Toronto blog called blogTO years before we actually met in person and became friends. She is so positive and encouraging, and I'm delighted to have her visit my Inkygirl blog.

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Wednesday
Jun202018

Writers & illustrators: Focus on enjoying your own journey instead of comparing yourself to others. You may be luckier than you think.

Monday
Jun182018

Every journey to publication is different. Resist comparing yourself to others. Find your own path & pace.

Every journey to publication is different. Resist comparing yourself to others. Find your own path & pace.

Saturday
Feb102018

Comic: The Four Stages Of Writing

Thursday
Sep072017

Writers/illustrators: Focus on enjoying your OWN journey instead of comparing yourself to others. You may be luckier than you think.

 

Wednesday
Aug232017

Another writer's success doesn't diminish your chance of success. Cheer on other writers. - Debbie Fuhry

Wednesday
May242017

Writers & illustrators: Remember to enjoy the journey instead of constantly comparing yourself to others. You may be luckier than you think.

Thursday
Jun302016

Comparing yourself to others can suck joy out of creating. Find your own pace, savor the journey.

Thursday
Apr212016

It's natural to feel brief envy of others' success but learn how to move on. Focus on your own journey at your own pace.

Tuesday
Mar082016

Comparing yourself to others can suck joy out of creating. Find your own pace, savor the journey.

Tuesday
Jul282015

A Reminder: Stop comparing yourself to others and focus on enjoying your OWN journey

Writers and illustrators: Resist constantly comparing yourself to others. Instead, focus on appreciating and enjoying your OWN journey.

(I've been gradually working my way through the panels in my own career, so figured it was about time I repost this comic :-))

 

Wednesday
Apr292015

Stop comparing yourself to others and find your own journey

Constantly comparing yourself to others can suck joy out of creating. Find your own pace and savor the journey.