Profile

Cover photo
Margot Finke
Works at (me) Margot Finke
Attends The School of Life - in Australia
Lives in Oregon
7,826 followers|699,637 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Pinned

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
GIVE BOOKS —
Gifts that build a LOVE of LITERATURE and LEARNING.
**Autographed + a Discount Postage and Books.
http://tinyurl.com/kx5u4xp
**Amazon — Kindle and Soft Cover
http://tinyurl.com/pqqcjev


6
1
Marie Lavender's profile photo
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you ever wonder whether to make your main character sweet or sassy? Or how to let him discover for himself that what he did or thought was BAD? With "OSCAR is Different", I scratched my head quite a bit. Making a notoriously lone, mean, and nasty Tasmanian Devil, into a buddy seeking and friendly vegetarian, was a tall order. How could I make it work? Well, after the first page, OSCAR began to show me. The Echidna, the Joey, and the Wombat also said their piece. Yet I still had to convince the bush critters that OSCAR was a safe friend. Yes, I finally did—but only after something unplanned for happened—right out of the blue! So I needn’t have worried. I guess Aussie Bush Critters always have a Plan B.
1
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
A "FREE" TEACHER BONUS-- Skype Author Visits!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-LLo_eWdxk 
Let me HOOK your class on reading and writing.
2
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
*Autographed: http://tinyurl.com/kx5u4xp
*READ Sample Chapters and verses:
http://sample-reads.blogspot.com/
4
Margot Finke's profile photo
 
OR. . . send a KINDLE version as a last minute SURPRISE
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
AUTHOR DREAMING:
Today I am thinking about what makes a riveting first page.
For me, it is all about the HOOK. Is the author’s lure juicy enough to make me want to read more?
*Are there portents?
*Are words strung together  in evocative ways that draw me in?
Does the writer’s “voice” woo me?
*Does the last paragraph offer a reason to turn the page?

What makes YOU willing to turn that first page and read on?
1
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
15 to CHOOSE from --
*Create Space: http://tinyurl.com/lhc2u99
*Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ngbvo6a
*Autographed: http://tinyurl.com/kx5u4xp
3
Add a comment...

Communities

29 communities

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
Happy Valentine's Day
2
1
Ica Iova's profile photo
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have just finished a very tricky "content" Critique on a rhyming story for a client. It was harder than I thought when I first took a look. Weaving a wonderful story into a rhyme and meter that works well is as tricky as it gets. I had to quit every so often and let it rest. I needed the distance and a fresh eye for later. I finally finished, adding comments, suggestions, and lots of examples. Off it went to my eager client. Yet the best part came later, when she emailed me to say she was thrilled with my suggestions, and couldn't be happier. This made it worth all the extra time and effort. Helping writers reach for the stars is a great way to live my life. I have quite a few emails like this tucked away to read when I am a bit down. I guess they are my drug of choice!
5
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
Specially AUTOGRAPHED. . . or a last minute
KINDLE Surprise!     **BOOKS give Valentine Love!
*Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ngbvo6a
*Autographed: http://tinyurl.com/kx5u4x
1
Margot Finke's profile photoAstonish Kwadwo's profile photo
5 comments
 
I hope you have receive my message....Aunty.
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
Update Your older Kindle… or else!  You could lose your ability to download books and other stuff.
1
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
 
AUTHOR DREAMING  #2
Today I am thinking about the perfect description.
*Added at the right time and in the right place.
*Long enough to create a lasting memory.
*Yet not so long that it takes me away from the action.
*To my mind, the perfect description must encapsulate the essence of the character, the action, or of a unique place in time.
*The best descriptions stay with me—becoming treasured and quotable excerpts from a favorite book.

"When stars sprinkled the night sky, wind blew the deep mournful notes of didgeridoo music through the bush. The sound reached the homestead, whispering through every room. The soft murmur of feather drums followed."
1
Add a comment...

Margot Finke

Shared publicly  - 
2
Add a comment...
Margot's Collections
People
In her circles
4,269 people
Have her in circles
7,826 people
Tami Heim's profile photo
J. Naomi Ay's profile photo
Amiah Bhe's profile photo
François Berrnard's profile photo
Jeannie Walker's profile photo
Inayat Baloch's profile photo
Johne Cook's profile photo
Серёга Сизов's profile photo
Gracey Castro's profile photo
Communities
29 communities
Education
  • The School of Life - in Australia
    Survival as a writer, 1975 - present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Looking for
Friends
Birthday
December 8
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
I am an #Aussie transplant who now lives in Oregon. I write children's books with a WOW factor that encourages reluctant readers to READ. I also offer help to writers, and run a Manuscript Critique Service.
Introduction
I am an Aussie transplant who now lives in Oregon with my husband and family. I write picture books and young teen adventures. My website < www.margotfinke.com > offers a Manuscript Critique Service + lots of help and links for writers. I also do SKYPE author visits to schools, libraries and book clubs. I chat about it in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-LLo_eWdxk  

I have 13 books published, and you can see all of them on my Website. http://www.margotfinke.com  +  Links to reviews, covers, book trailers, sample writing, and how and where to buy.  You can also listen to me read from each book, OR  download a FREE Catalog of all 13 books. 






Bragging rights
I have 3 children and 7 wonderful grandchilden. And I am lucky enough to have all of them living close by.
Work
Occupation
Children's Writer - rhyming PB and mid-grade
Skills
Manuscript Critiques - let me help you write tight and terrific pages. Writing rhyming picture books and young teen adventures - 13 published so far. Mentoring writers who want to climb the ladder to publication.
Employment
  • (me) Margot Finke
    Children's Writer and Manuscript Critiquer, present
  • I am a Children's Writer, and Manuscript Critiquer. Let me help you write, "As tight as Granny's new girdle!"
    The BOSS!, 1998 - present
  • Self employes author
    The BOSS!, present
    Writing books for children of all ages, and doing manuscript critiques for clients world wide.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Oregon
Previously
Queensland, Australia