Posted by: nancyisanders | May 22, 2009

NaPiBoWriWee Author Interview

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Meet Author and Illustrator Raymond K. Nakamura!
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Today I’d like to welcome as an author (and illustrator) interview on my blog another official participant in NaPiBoWriWee 2009. Yes, Raymond was brave and took the challenge to write 7 picture books in 7 days. Way to go, Raymond!

I write science and other amusements for children, draw cartoons for grown-ups, and act as a part-time personal assistant to my busy four-year-old daughter. Your three-pronged strategy for writing has really helped me sort out my priorities. I live in Vancouver (imminent host of the Winter Olympics), participate in a weekly writing group called the Depraved Haberdashers and enjoy membership in CWILL, a helpful organization for children’s writers and illustrators in British Columbia.

Q: What is one of your most favorite topics to write about?
A: Dinosaurs

Q: What writers’ how-to books do you have on your bookshelf, and which one is your favorite?
A: I have a number I haven’t read yet. One I recently borrowed from the library and enjoyed was Finding Your Voice: How to Put Personality in Your Writing by Les Edgerton.

Q: How did you find out about National Picture Book Writers Week (NaPiBoWriWee)?
A: Through your blog and one of Anastasia Suen’s blogs.

Q: Share one tip you’d like to give to a writer about joining NaPiBoWriWee next year.
A: Just do it. I’ve just started reading No Plot? No Problem! by the guy who started the National Novel Writing Month. He talked about the value of having a deadline for getting things done.

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