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… an onion?

Maybe. But that’s not where I’m going.

My summer reading (and listening) has lately brought me back to TWO METAPHORS for writing, and both have been sloshing around in my head for days, like so many more accidental infusions of pool water. 749 more words

Writing For Children

Dear Writer: A Letter Writing Exercise by W. H. Beck

I have always been more of a premise/plot writer. (Anyone else out there?) What comes to me first is the idea for a story. Then I spend a whole lot of time mucking about, trying to figure out… 654 more words

Building Character

Does Your Book Have "It"?

By Paul Czajak

Just recently I was interviewed by the Boston Herald about my series Monster&Me. Specifically Monster Needs A Costume, since it will be available in Target stores starting August 2014. 495 more words

Children's Books

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, You are Your Characters After All

I’ve never been a big fan of the Snow White story. Abusive parents, runaway girls finding refuge with seven single men all living together…let’s just say it hit all the wrong buttons for me, you know? 1,309 more words

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

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

Writing For Children

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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