Tag Archives: KidLit

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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Eastern PA SCBWI Meet & Greet on November 12 in Newtown, PA, by Virginia Law Manning

Please join author Frank Murphy, store owner Kathy Tholey Morrison, and fellow authors and illustrators at the Newtown Bookshop on Monday, November 12, for an evening of book talk and networking. Frank will speak to attendees about writing nonfiction for … Continue reading

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A Critique Group Update & Something New! by Heather Stigall

As I approach my one-year anniversary as EPA’s Critique Group Coordinator, I want to take this time to congratulate our members. I have met many of you at local events, and we have connected through e-mail and social media. We … Continue reading

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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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A Cafe Chat with Hilda Eunice Burgos and the Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group, by Laura Parnum

The Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group is a middle grade and young adult SCBWI-affiliated critique group that I belong to. Today I’ve invited some of our other members here to the Eastern Penn Points Café for a very special occasion. One … Continue reading

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Page Street Kids Prize

Prize Announcement! Page Street Kids, the children’s book imprint of Page Street Publishing, is thrilled to announce the first annual Page Street Kids Prize, acknowledging a stand-out children’s book proposal from a debut author-illustrator. Author-illustrators with strong storytelling abilities, innovative … 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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