Hello Storytellers! I just arrived in Singapore about two hours ago– I love how efficient their public transportation is!
Today’s episode marks the 25th episode for 88 CUPS OF TEA— Happy 25th Episode, storytellers! 88 CUPS OF TEA wouldn’t be here without you amazing listeners. Thank you so much for listening in each week and making the storyteller tribe what it is today.
“If you can reveal everything about yourself, then you can write about anything.”
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
- How social media became an authentic and genuine way for Dan to network and how you can use social media as a portfolio to land a job
- The importance of marketing your writing towards librarians and teachers
- Why it’s crucial that writers should not search for a dollar value during their writing process
- The importance of surrounding yourself with friends that can provide you with constructive criticism
- How setting small goals for himself allowed Dan to achieve great success
- Why Dan believes that you should never put aside your happiness for financial stability
- How being open and honest can allow you to write about anything
Say ‘Hi!’ to Dan
Learn More About Dan Santat
Dan Santat is the author/illustrator of SIDEKICKS and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for OH NO! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett. He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, THE REPLACEMENTS. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.
Dan’s Recommended Books:
Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2016: The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published by Chuck Sambuchino
Work for Money, Design for Love: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Starting and Running a Successful Design Business (Voices That Matter) by David Airey
Transcript of Dan’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech
Video of Dan’s Caldecott Medal Acceptance Speech
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