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2013 Character Boot Camp: Voice Lessons With Heather Alexander

Originally Published: April 2013

by Gina Carey

photo by Jenna Ward

Writers who struggle with the concept of voice are frequently told, “You know it when you see it.” As Heather Alexander, assistant editor at Dial Books for Young Readers, pointed out, editors and agents also note when they don’t see it. 357 more words

Picture Books: From Beginning To End

Originally Posted: January 2013

by Melanie Hope Greenberg

Allison Wortche, Associate Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, began the October 9 lecture in the Tuesday Professional Series by stating that, “Young children have short attention spans. 522 more words

You're Such A Character!

Originally Published: November 2012

by Kristi Olson

Penguin Executive Editor, teacher and author Jill Santopolo opened the Tuesday Night Professional Lecture Series on September 11 with a talk about creating engaging, relatable characters. 460 more words

Setting: The Forgotten Element

Originally Published: June 2012

by Emily Goodman

“Setting is like the forgotten child in writing,” said Michele Burke, editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, a division of Random House Children’s Books, at the January 2012 Professional Lecture. 328 more words

Summer Camps Benefit Staff Editors

Rachel Haywood
Editor in Chief

Prior to the beginning of the school year, several sophomores and juniors from the What’s Bruin? staff attended Ball State University’s Summer Media Academy Journalism Workshop.  337 more words

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Getting It Together

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Publishing the book on-line has been a pain in the neck. I love the opportunity and the possibilities digital printing offers but, for each site I’m on, there’s a whole new layer of technical capabilities/directions/rules/kinks.   700 more words