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Kami Kinard: Hug the Mean and Nasty. Finding the Humanity in Villains.

Reminder: Webinar tonight at 9:00 pm EST.

You know those kinds of people who are so mean and nasty they make everyone else’s lives miserable? I’m talking about the back-stabbers, gossip mongers, cat kickers, boyfriend-stealers, and world-domination plotters. 937 more words

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19 years and counting...

Sean and I are two different people.
We knew that going in.
And you know what? It’s okay.

Matter of fact, it’s more than okay. 231 more words

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Aimee Friedman: Do Looks Matter? Painting a Vivid Physical Portrait of Your Character

I’m an editor and an author, so I live on both sides of the desk. (And, on both sides, I’ve grown very familiar with the joy and struggle, the road-blocks and the breakthroughs, that go into telling a story). 1,118 more words

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Short story - Harry the Hipster Spider

Harry the Hipster Spider.

Harry was bored.

All of the other spiders in the library were spinning their conventional webs and trapping flies. Harry didn’t want to join in. 1,545 more words

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Genres: Trends From Editors/Agents Survey

The NJSCBWI Art Show Continues: I think you will enjoy this cute little sea monster in this illustration by Angela Padron. Angela was born and raised in Freehold, NJ but moved to Florida in 2002. 98 more words


writingale reblogged this on Radhika Meganathan and commented:

To all my readers (and students!) who want to know what's hot and what's not in kidlit genres, here is a Trends Survey from leading Editors & Agents. It's a global perspective, so Indian readers need not take it as the gospel... still, it's a good yardstick, isn't it?

Did My Book Make a Sound?

I’m sitting beside the window, sorting through a box of books, listening to Christmas carols.  I turned on the music to cheer me up, thinking I could get away with it because of “Christmas in July.”  The sun is streaming in as the grandfather clock ticks beside me.  534 more words

Children's Book Author's Publishing Experience

Kathryn Erskine: Walking Around in Your Characters' Shoes

To riff on a great line from a great book (To Kill a Mockingbird) you never really know a character until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.  1,257 more words

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