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Is Self-Publishing For You? (Part 2), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we addressed some of the positive aspects of self-publishing your children’s book (you can check it out here). This month’s column will examine some of the “negatives.” Let’s take … Continue reading

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Is Self-Publishing For You? (Part 1), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks For many writers, self-publishing is a path to publication that offers a great deal of control and the possibility of profits traditionally unavailable in the competitive world of commercial publishing. Authors … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Children’s Book Agent (and a contest announcement), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we discussed how you can get an agent for your book. This month we’ll talk with an agent (mine) about what she looks for in potential clients and … Continue reading

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Finding an Agent for Your Nonfiction Books, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks When I began writing children’s books, I knew I was in it for the “long haul”—that is, I wanted to write many books and devote many years to this profession. I … Continue reading

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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 2, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we talked about creating your voice in nonfiction. I shared with you some powerful ways to build communication bridges with your readers—principally by reading your writing aloud. This month … Continue reading

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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 1, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks There is a potent secret to good nonfiction writing! It’s called voice. Voice is that element in writing that connects the author with the reader. It’s a bond, a trust, and a … Continue reading

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Fermentation Time, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Let’s assume you’re making preparations for a weekend party. Lots of your friends are coming over and you want to be sure you have some great food and their favorite beverages. So, you drive … Continue reading

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The Right Verb, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks   Question: What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast?  Answer: A synonym roll.   Let’s take a look at the following passage: Cheetahs can run very fast. They can run much faster than … Continue reading

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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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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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