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The Value of Critique Groups, by Mark Magro

Writing is not a team sport. Really, if I had to give an analogy, I would say writing is like starting an epic solo hike. You pack your gear and tools, all ready to go, with dreams of how wonderful … Continue reading

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Read This! by Lori Ann Palma

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven   When Theodore Finch first speaks to Violet Markey, a girl he barely knows, it’s on top of their high school bell tower, where they are both contemplating suicide. As they help each … Continue reading

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Illustrators, Read This! by Ashley Lucas

‘I Just Like to Make Things’ by Lilla Rogers Image Credit : Amazon.Com By far my favorite book to read when I’m seeking some inspiration and guidance as an illustrator is I Just Like to Make Things by Lilla Rogers. The book … Continue reading

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Killing Off Your Two-Headed Monsters, by Lindsay Bandy

Writing is brave work, especially when it comes to the tricky badlands of your personal business. When a real-life person inspires a fictional character, we sensitive writers are often afraid that the subject of our inspiration will recognize him/herself. We … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Editor Laura Whitaker, by Lindsay Bandy

This weekend, we are delighted to host the fabulous editor Laura Whitaker! We’re lucky enough to have her as a faculty member for our upcoming Pocono Retreat. (It’s DAYS away, people! Hooray!) Here comes Laura… Lindsay: Hi there, Laura, and … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue in Young Adult Fiction, by Lori Ann Palma

Most writers will tell you that good fiction is all about the show, not about the tell. Dialogue is one of the most important “showing” tools in a writer’s toolbox, but when it comes to writing exciting and believable dialogue … Continue reading

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Time to Doodle & Sketch : Which Podcasts do you Love?? by Ashley Lucas

First off, I would like to say that I really enjoyed taking a peek at all the wonderful art and writing talent on this blog during February. It was so fun to see, and a real treat to be part … Continue reading

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