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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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The Biggest Mistake You’ll Ever Make! by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Every so often, a friend will hand me a children’s book manuscript and ask if I would look at it and offer an honest review.  I’m always delighted to do so.  … Continue reading

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The Journey Will Be Worth It, by Laura Marinakos

I have long been a fan of picture books, and if possible, I would spend a significant amount of time reading them. Instead, I find myself grasping at those few minutes of the day where I can cuddle with my … Continue reading

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Last Writer Standing, by Lindsay Bandy

In the coming weeks, Lindsay and Lori Ann will be sharing some of their favorite past blog posts. This post by Lindsay originally appeared on the blog in August 2015. What does late-night comedy writing have in common with writing for kids … Continue reading

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A Newb Hoping To Give a Little/Get a Little (Advice, I Mean), by Joanne Vencius

I’m a newb (a newbie). I’m not new to writing—I have a 20-year career in corporate marketing communications, but the idea of me writing for children is only a little over a year old. One night in my sleep, I … Continue reading

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