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Danielle Davis reads and writes in Los Angeles.
Her debut middle grade novel, ZINNIA AND THE BEES, was released in 2017. She blogs at This Picture Book Life (www.thispicturebooklife.com) and is the creator of This Writer's Life, a series of YouTube videos that peek into the writing process for young writers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxY...).

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Hi, thanks for asking and thank you for watching This Writer's Life!

One thing that might help is sequestering your phone and setting a timer for, say, 15 minutes to focus on writing. I try to write (or otherwise work on a project) for at least one hour every day and it's amazing how much you can accomplish in a relatively short amount of time.

Another tip is to set out on a walk (or bike ride, etc.) with the intention of thinking about your work in progress. Walking is a big part of my writing process and movement always lights up my story brain. Then, when I'm done with the walk, I'm amped and excited to write down what I thought about (and made voice memos about) as soon as I can get to it, which also helps keep up momentum.

Do let me know if these are helpful! Best of luck! (less)
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In eight lines over eight pages, kids will create a booklet that tells a party true, partly made-up story about their shoe (or other item of clothing)!


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Danielle Oh cool! Glad we connected! :)


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Val Hey, thanks for friend requesting me, I follow your blog! Sorry for posting here, I couldn't find a place to private message you, hahaha :)


Danielle Thank you so much, Jessica! That makes me VERY happy. :)


Jessica Furtado Just ordered Zinnia and the Bees for our library, and I can't wait to read it!


Danielle Yes, but thank you so so much for sharing it with me in case I hadn't! I really appreciate it. :)


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Danielle Hello! Thank you so much—that's very kind of you! Looking forward to seeing what you think of all the books on your shelf in the future. :)


Majenta Hello, Danielle! Happy Monday! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your book. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Have a great week. Blessings!

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