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A Recap of the 27th Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat, by Laura Parnum

The Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation has easily become one of my favorite SCBWI events. It has the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a writing retreat but with the faculty, facilities, and programming of a top-rate conference. … Continue reading

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Finding an Agent for Your Nonfiction Books, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks When I began writing children’s books, I knew I was in it for the “long haul”—that is, I wanted to write many books and devote many years to this profession. I … Continue reading

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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 2, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we talked about creating your voice in nonfiction. I shared with you some powerful ways to build communication bridges with your readers—principally by reading your writing aloud. This month … Continue reading

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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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