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The Mitten blog team is taking time off for the holidays! Thanks to Nina Goebel for giving us a temporary blog banner for a few weeks. She'll be back to kick off the new year with an interview and a new blog banner created by our new Featured Illustrator on Friday, January 11th.
Our SCBWI-MI chapter has so many authors and illustrators who are talented, hard-working, and generous. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and inspiration with us every week. We appreciate all of your contributions and couldn't do this without you.
We've published 235 posts since the Mitten blog began in August 2014! Here's a look back at a few of our posts with the highest number of page views:
* Our collaborative 7-day series on MFA programs was a big hit. Read the first one here:
Or, go here to read the final post to see links to each day in the full series.
* Emma Dryden's post about the Resonant Roar of Quiet Books resonated with many writers.
* We haven't had many posts about writing non-fiction picture books, and this post by April Pulley Sayre shows how much it was needed: http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2016/07/from-song-to-book-writing-non-fiction.html
* Promotional events can be nerve-wracking, and these tips were appreciated: http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/09/nine-tips-for-successful-book-signing.html
Do you have an idea for a future post? We'd love to hear from you. Find our submission guidelines here.
Thank you to all of the SCBWI-MI chapter volunteers who devote so much time and energy to nurturing our community of writers and illustrators.
The Mitten Blog Team