Tag Archives: children’s book writers

Eyes, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Eyes In October I had cataract surgery—first the right eye and then, two weeks later, the left eye. Part of the procedure involved the placement of a new lens inside each eye in … Continue reading

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Dedication, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dedication Tubby, our cat of eighteen years, passed away on August 22, 2019. Tubby was my constant writing companion. Each morning at 5:30, he’d wait for me by the bedroom door. As soon … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: A Graphic Novel Approach to Storyboarding, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Are you ready to take your manuscript to the next level? Would advice from the professionals be helpful to your process? Or maybe you’re ready to submit but worried that you’ve missed something. Even if you haven’t started storyboarding yet, … Continue reading

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The Need to Read, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks WELCOME: What was formerly known as the “Navigating Nonfiction” column for this blog has now been transformed into the “Write Angles” column. Our intent is to offer readers a wider range of topics and … Continue reading

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How Can SCBWI Help You?, by Laura Parnum

Many times, when members of the kid lit community are asked to give advice to aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators, one of the top recommendations is to join SCBWI. If you’re following this blog, you’ve probably already done that. … Continue reading

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#Vacation: Summer Sunflowers, by Lynne Dempsey

Summer Sunflowers By Lynne Dempsey   Lynne made a deal with a teenage family member. If they did something outside their comfort zone, she would, too. They held up their end of the bargain. So, here is Lynne’s illustration. A … Continue reading

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#Vacation: “Beach Walking,” a Poem by Chrissa Pedersen

Beach Walking By Chrissa Pedersen I’ve forgotten how, To walk on the beach. Finding that line Where the sand is firm, But not so hard it hurts my feet. Sand—fresh washed by the sea. “I agree,” I say to no … Continue reading

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