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New SCBWI Recommended Reading List Launches Today

The yearly SCBWI Recommended Reading List returns today with more great books by PAL members.  Members were invited to list one of their books along with a link to their website. The new 2017 list is hundreds of titles strong across … Continue reading

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Get Free Kindle Books for Kids

By Stacy Fisher Updated July 03, 2017 These free Kindle books for kids will encourage your kids to read more and will save you the money and time from going to the bookstore. You’ll be surprised at all the free Kindle … Continue reading

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Five Lessons from 100 Published Picture Book Authors – A Guest Post by Hannah Holt

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 I saw Hannah talking about this research on social media, and invited her to blog about it here. I’m so glad she took me up on it… Earlier this year, I joined Epic Eighteen—a group of picture … Continue reading

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Quotes on Writing

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft   “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” ― W. Somerset Maugham   “Being a writer … Continue reading

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45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

https://writerswrite.co.za/45-ways-to-avoid-using-the-word-very/ Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain ‘Very’ is the most useless word in the … Continue reading

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What I read and why…

I have always been interested in the “why’s” of things.  Why a person would do this or that.  How about you? Ever wonder about what makes a person tick?  Well, as it turns out what you read says a lot about … Continue reading

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How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Submit?

How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Submit? By: Chuck Sambuchino | October 23, 2015       If you’re even pondering this question, chances are you need to slow your roll. I get it—you’re excited, you’ve worked really hard, your … Continue reading

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You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.                      John C. Crosby Things I have found while doing research.  Thought you might … Continue reading

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If you are interested….

Contests shown in bold offer cash prizes. http://www.fanstory.com/index1.jsp?at=173 ABC Poetry Contest For this contest you are challenged to write a ABC poem. ABC poetry has five lines and often is used to express feelings. See the announcement for an example. … Continue reading

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27 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes February 16, 2015 By Kelly Gurnett 60 Comments

  When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and … Continue reading

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