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Imagine That! by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Imagine That! Last December, our son, his wife, and their 17-month-old daughter (Amelia) journeyed from Colorado to visit us for about a week. Since they were limited in regards to the number of … Continue reading

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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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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 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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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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