At the Oregon SCBWI Spring conference I went to a workshop led by Heather Vogel Frederick. She was great.
E.B. White was one of her childhood mentors. She talked about his wonderful characters and how he built them in Charlotte’s Web.
We all knew Templeton was a rat, before we ever saw him.
Next, she used photos from magazines and had us make-up names for the people pictured. It was a great writing practice.
After that she recommended we all read Essays of E.B. White.
So, who was your writing mentor?