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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 1, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks There is a potent secret to good nonfiction writing! It’s called voice. Voice is that element in writing that connects the author with the reader. It’s a bond, a trust, and a … Continue reading

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Fermentation Time, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Let’s assume you’re making preparations for a weekend party. Lots of your friends are coming over and you want to be sure you have some great food and their favorite beverages. So, you drive … Continue reading

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The Right Verb, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks   Question: What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast?  Answer: A synonym roll.   Let’s take a look at the following passage: Cheetahs can run very fast. They can run much faster than … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block (Don’t Fall for It!), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks I don’t get “writer’s block!” Never have, never will. Why? Because I believe writer’s block is a personal exemption—a “get-out-of-jail-free” card. It’s an all-too-common fallback; a walled defense against discipline; and … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Part 3, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Getting new and exciting ideas for writing children’s books—particularly nonfiction—is a constant challenge. In both the August and September columns we looked at some common sources for ideas and how those … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Part 2, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks You may recall that in last month’s edition of this column we talked about where to discover ideas for children’s books. I shared some of my own inspirational sources including my … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Part 1, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks One of the questions I hear quite frequently is, “Where do you get all your ideas?”  For nonfiction authors, this query is sometimes a stumbling block (“Haven’t all the good ideas … Continue reading

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