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Overcome Writer Burnout By Becoming a Life-Long Learner, by Lori Ann Palma

September is traditionally a time when school comes back to the forefront of our lives. Whether it be shuffling your own children to the bus, returning to teaching, or settling into a new project, our focus shifts away from summer … Continue reading

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A Continuing Education, by Eva Polites

So September’s theme—education—should have been an easy off the cuff post to write. After all I have been in school since I was four. In my forty-five years in the educational system, I shouldn’t be searching for what to write. … Continue reading

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Story Map Like a First Grader….Or Better Yet, WITH a First Grader! by Lindsay Bandy

Every children’s book author dreams of a classroom full of kids, giggling, clapping, and generally adoring their book. But what does it take to be a “classroom book?” Well, there are standards of learning and curriculum, there are personal preferences of … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature, Part 3 by Lindsay Bandy

At last, we come to the denouement of our YA survey, what teens WANT in literature. If you are anything like me, this will read like writerly gold! I was impressed with the sophistication and reflective quality of these answers, … Continue reading

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Be an Art Advocate in Your School District By Daniel Sean Kaye

In addition to being a children’s book writer and illustrator (“Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab,” Silver Dragon Press), I, like most of you, have a ton of other things in my life. I have a full-time job (Director of Life … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature: A Survey, Part 2

So, question number 2 to my wonderfully cooperative ninth-graders was….. What was the last book that you read that you hated? What bothered you about it? Be entertained and enlightened, writers! Group 1 – Honors Students That would be Blue … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature: A Survey, Part 1 by Lindsay Bandy

As a writer of YA fiction who is, um, not a teenager anymore, I wanted to know firsthand what my readers really want. What keeps their attention? What makes them put a book down? How can I create their next … Continue reading

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