Posted by: nancyisanders | May 22, 2009

NaPiBoWriWee Author Interview

Nakamura, Raymond 0711081606
Meet Author and Illustrator Raymond K. Nakamura!
Blog: http://www.scienceworld.ca/swog.html
Web site: http://www.raymondsbrain.com

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!

Bio:
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.

Interview:
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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