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Avoiding Cliché Characters In YA Fiction, by Lori Ann Palma

When writers develop characters, we most often begin with an idea—a sort of shapeless blob that becomes more distinct as we write a first draft or do a pre-writing character study. Over time, they grow physical characteristics and a personality, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Blog Edition, by Lori Ann Palma

As our summer reading series continues, we’ve been focusing on books, but there’s nothing wrong with sneaking in some blog reading, too! Whenever I have a few minutes, I like to check out a few of my favorite blogs to … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: A Tale of Two Books Named GRIT, by Lori Ann Palma

There’s something about summer reading that feels extra special. Maybe it’s that our brains slow down enough to really absorb the words and all those little details we might not otherwise notice during the busy school year. It makes me … Continue reading

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

In the coming weeks, Lindsay and Lori Ann will be sharing their favorite posts from the past. This post originally appeared in March 2015. Most writers will tell you that good fiction is all about the show, not about the … Continue reading

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Practical Advice: Getting Beyond the Middle of a Draft, by Lori Ann Palma

In my past blog posts for Eastern Penn Points, I’ve talked about fear as an obstacle to writing, and while this struggle is still high on the list of creative troubles, it isn’t the only concern. After attending the recent … Continue reading

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What Being a Writer Has Taught Me So Far…Or How to Become a Circus Performer, by Lori Ann Palma

I started writing seriously about ten years ago. And I use the word “seriously” to define the time I really attempted to begin a novel versus the twelve-year-old me who thought writing a book would be cool, but promptly gave … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Author, Writing Coach, and SCBWI EPA Co-Regional Advisor Kim Briggs, by Lori Ann Palma

If you’ve been enjoying our series of author interviews, then you’ll definitely want to read on for my one-on-one with our very own Kim Briggs! Kim is often behind the scenes working her magic for the SCBWI Eastern PA chapter, … Continue reading

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