In the first episode of Season 3 of Inside the Writer’s Head, the new Writer-in-Residence Emma Carlson Berne sits down to talk with Linda Leopold Strauss. Strauss authors children’s picture books, and talks about the unique writing and approval process for creating engaging illustrated stories for kids. She talks about the joys and challenges of working closely with another artist, an illustrator, to create a picture book. Strauss shares how her background has influenced her career, and how she uses it to enhance her storytelling for kids. The two authors also discuss their highest and lowest moments as writers, and how they moved forward through setbacks and challenges in their writing careers. Strauss’s six words of advice for a writer? “Read. Observe. Perfect. Don’t give up.” Listen in for this and more great writing insight!
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