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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 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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A Cafe Chat with Quirk Books Editor Rick Chillot, by Laura Parnum

I was recently able to chat with Rick Chillot, editor at Quirk Books in Philadelphia. Rick will be presenting at YA/MG Day in November, and he’ll also be doing critiques, so be sure to sign up here. Laura: Hello, Rick. … 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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A Cafe Chat with Abbey Lee Nash, by Laura Parnum

I am getting very excited for YA/MG day, which will be held on November 3 in Lancaster, PA. I was able to speak with YA author Abbey Lee Nash, one of the faculty members for this event, at the Eastern … Continue reading

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A Fond Farewell from Kim Briggs

Dear Eastern PA SCBWI members, Hi! This weekend EasternPennPoints announced that I’ve stepped down as Co-Regional Advisor of the Eastern PA chapter of SCBWI. Over the past four years, the chapter has grown significantly both in terms of active members … Continue reading

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