Category Archives: Write Angles

Creativity for Authors, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity for Authors I was recently accorded a professional honor by the editors of Psychology Today. They invited me to author a recurring blog on creativity (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/anthony-d-fredericks-edd). The column examines why creativity is often … Continue reading

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Two for One, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Two for One This month, I’m dividing my usual 700 words into two mini columns. Enjoy! One The air was pungent with the bouquet of pine. Streams of early morning sunlight echoed through … Continue reading

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The Best Advice, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Best Advice! The lattes were excellent, and we were enjoying a long conversation at a local coffee shop. Both writers, we were sharing some of the things learned over decades of writing experience … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks It’s About Time! Not long ago, on my afternoon walk, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We chatted about the weather, how we were dealing with the pandemic, and the … Continue reading

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Three Classic Mistakes, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Three Classic Mistakes I was in southern Virginia as the visiting children’s author at a local elementary school. The slide show was over and it was time for questions from the audience. I … Continue reading

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One or the Other, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks One or the Other In any discussions about creativity, there is one overriding myth that refuses to go away. In fact, it is so ingrained in our collective consciousness, that it is blindly … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said . . . , by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks He Said, She Said . . . A fourth grader in the rear of the auditorium raised her hand and asked, “What inspires you to write for children?” I thought for a moment … Continue reading

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A Visit with “Mrs. Claiborne’s Ghost,” by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Visit with “Mrs. Claiborne’s Ghost” I’m going to begin this month’s column by giving you a homework assignment. I’d like to invite you to read a story—a most compelling story—and then, when you … Continue reading

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The Alien in Your Head, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Alien in Your Head Alien. It was one of the scariest creatures in the history of science fiction movies (winning the Academy Award for best visual effects). Released in 1979, this classic … Continue reading

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Daydream for Creativity, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Daydream for Creativity “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.” —Steven Wright Go into your memory bank and recall a time in school when you were daydreaming. Perhaps it was during … Continue reading

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