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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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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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Unusual Viewpoints, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction  A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Unusual Viewpoints Just like the facts you want to sprinkle across your manuscript, consider taking a different viewpoint or creative stance in presenting your information.  The viewpoint you take can spark … Continue reading

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Navigating Nonfiction: Interesting Comparisons, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction  A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Children’s books often present information that is outside the realm of their comprehension.  Often, that information is not a normal part of childrens’ background knowledge (about a particular topic).  For example, … Continue reading

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The “WOW! Factor, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks I absolutely love traveling to schools around the country to share the joys of authorship with kids. Like many visiting writers, I am well prepared to answer the four most frequently … Continue reading

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