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Books by Gloria T. Delamar

When an idea nudges at my writing brain, I tend to let it puddle around a bit until it takes a form that I see as logical, workable, and in the tone that suits my style.

Actually, the writing of a nonfiction book takes the author through stages akin to the four stages of creativity, as first determined by brain researchers in the 1920s.
Preparation is all that you already know about a subject or deliberately research for application to it.  It includes getting the idea and determining where additional resources can be found.
Incubation is that period when you absorb the preparation. It's the "mulling over" stage.
Illumination is when you come to your own conclusions, attitudes, or philosophies about the subject. Some writers call it 'finding your own voice about the material.'
Verification occurs when you apply to the exposition of your subject the particulars that are pertinent to the specific purpose and eliminate those conjectures or issues that are tangential. Here's where the real editing, revising, and polishing of the book take place. 

Right-brain activity brings out the creative side. 
Left-brain activity pulls on the editing side.

To write well, you need both sides of the brain functioning fully."
Children's Counting-Out Rhymes, Fingerplays, Jump-Rope
and Bounce-Ball Chants and Other Rhythms
Comments:  Sharing My Personal Collection
Excerpts:  Rhymes & Rhythms
Mother Goose: 
From Nursery to Literature
Comments:  Mother Goosery and Me
Excerpt:  Just Who Was Mother Goose?
Excerpt:  Ring-a-Round a Rosie (history; recipe)
Information:  Mother Goose Day (May 1);  Mother Goose Society
&  Mother Goose Society Web Site
Mother Goose Family Cookbook:
Rhymes & Recipes, Activities & Histories
(in progress)
Excerpts
Louisa May Alcott: 
          Biography, Critique, Poems, Songs, and Contempory Relevance
Comments:  Writing Biography; Writing Reference
Excerpt:  Louisa May Alcott and "Little Women"
Rounds Re-Sounding: 
Circular Music for Voices and Instruments; An Eight-Century Reference
Comment:  About Rounds
Excerpt:  from "History and Development of Rounds"
Excerpt:  Two Rounds
Information:  Rounds Re-Sounding Day (August  1)
&  Rounds Re-Sounding Society
The Wishing Handbook: 
          More Than 500 Ways to Make Your Wishes Come True
            Also:  Wishing: a Mini-Book
            Also:  Wishing Journal
Also: A Poster of Wishing Customs
Comments:  Adventures of Publication
Excerpts:  Some Wishing Customs
Brain-Webbing:
How to Stimulate Your Creativity, Enhance Problem-Solving, 
and Organize Your Thoughts; A Step-by-Step Handbook
(Co-written with William T. Delamar)
Table of Contents  &  Excerpt
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