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Writing To Authors/2

I was rereading my post about writing to authors when a thought occurred to me. Writing a letter to your favorite author? How 20th century! I’ve always believed that schools are 19th century institutions that never got around to dealing with the 20th century. Now they’re in the 21st! Most of the letters I get […]

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Writing To Authors

I recently received a rush of letters from children all over the country whose classes are writing to a favorite author. It’s important to me that I answer these letters, or at least respond and acknowledge that I received them. If children go through the trouble of writing a letter, they deserve an answer. However, […]

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Learning To Listen

I’ll pick up where I left off with on my last post. For those of you who may not have read it, I blogged about a problem I was having with a manuscript I’m currently working on. The problem is too much information in the early chapters and not enough action. I’m taking too long […]

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Finding Your Way In #3

Hooray! I finished Snot Boy! Let’s put that in context. I finished the first draft. I have a coherent story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. I hope I’ve created interesting characters and given them a problem to solve that will hold the reader’s attention. That does not mean I’m done. Not by […]

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