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A Cafe Chat with Assistant Editor Nicole Fiorica, by Laura Parnum

Today I’ve invited Nicole Fiorica to chat with me at the EasternPennPoints Café. Nicole is an assistant editor at Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. She’ll also be joining us at our Fall Philly … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Kat Enright, by Laura Parnum

I am excited to welcome Kat Enright, an associate agent with the Seymour Agency, to the EasternPennPoints Café today. Kat represents middle grade and young adult fiction (as well as books for adults). They will be joining us at our … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Award-Winning Author Donna Gephart, by Susan North

Eastern PA SCBWI is gearing up for this year’s Fall Philly event on November 2. We are planning a packed day, including keynotes, breakout sessions, lunch, and optional critique add-ons with our phenomenal faculty members. In preparation for the event, … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: A Graphic Novel Approach to Storyboarding, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Are you ready to take your manuscript to the next level? Would advice from the professionals be helpful to your process? Or maybe you’re ready to submit but worried that you’ve missed something. Even if you haven’t started storyboarding yet, … Continue reading

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How Can SCBWI Help You?, by Laura Parnum

Many times, when members of the kid lit community are asked to give advice to aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators, one of the top recommendations is to join SCBWI. If you’re following this blog, you’ve probably already done that. … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 4, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Hopefully, storyboarding along with this blog series has led to some helpful revising. I know it has for me. However, in the process, my original one-sticky-note-per-plot-beat has multiplied with extended information and/or notes to myself. And the setting backdrop picture … Continue reading

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The Storyboard Renaissance: Whole Manuscript Showcase—Preparing Your Storyboard, Part 3, by Kristen C. Strocchia

No storyboard would be complete without attention to when and where the story takes place. Setting is often the silent culprit behind inconsistencies, flawed logic, and even character development troubles. It can heighten emotion or cause it to fall flat. … Continue reading

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