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Celesta Rimington

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Celesta writes magical realism books for middle grade readers. Her debut novel THE ELEPHANT'S GIRL (Crown Books for Young Readers and Random House Children's Books) is on the master list for the 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award and is a Junior Library Guild selection. Her second novel, TIPS FOR MAGICIANS (Crown BFY and RHCB), releases May 18, 2021. Celesta has lived in nearly every region of the United States, and her settings are inspired by these places and what makes them unique. She writes about belonging, friendship, and family with a mixture of animals, storms, and a dash of magic. Celesta has a performing arts background and a degree in sociology. She enjoys an extensive amount of musical theater, dance, and film production with her ...more

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Read. Read widely and read books in the genre you wish to write. See what other writers have done well and why their writing resonates with you.

Write often and about a great variety of things. You never know where you will find the story of your heart.

Take time to live in the moment and observe the world and the people around you. Visit creative and inspiring spaces. A story that resonates with others cannot be written in a vacuum. Allow yourself to write stream-of-consciousness pages that serve as a brain dump. It always helps to prime the pump before working on your current project, and you may even stumble across gold in those pages.

Give yourself permission to turn off your inner editor and just play with words. You can always go back and revise.

Most importantly, join a community of writers. You will benefit so much from the friendships and support of other writers who are either in the trenches with you or who are a little further along the publishing path. Take writing workshops to hone your skills. Form a critique group of writers you trust and share your work with each other--offering both praise and helpful critique. Writers need both.

Remember to take care of yourself and enjoy the journey. Don't worry about what has happened in the past or what the future holds for your writing. Focus on being the best writer you can today, and give yourself permission to grow and learn. Best wishes for you and your words!
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HORACE AND BUNWINKLE made me want to live at the Homestead with this darling pair! Oh, to hear Horace bemoan the dirt of the barn and spout historic facts about New Englanders while vowing to protect his human at all costs. I’d love to watch Bunwinkl ...more
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