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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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A Cafe Chat with Sourcebooks Editor Kate Prosswimmer, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m so happy to introduce Kate Prosswimmer, our faculty editor for this year’s Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation, May 4-6! Even though the manuscript critique deadline has passed, there is still room for you at the retreat. So sip … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent Kira Watson, by Lindsay Bandy

Happy snow day, Eastern PA! Since it is technically spring now, I bring you a ray of sunshine: Meet Pocono Retreat faculty member Kira Watson, agent with the Emma Sweeney Agency!  LB: Hi there, Kira, and welcome to the Eastern … Continue reading

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Critiquing Voice, By Virginia Law Manning

Editors and agents often say the number one thing they are looking for when reading manuscripts is a distinct and fresh voice. But, what is voice? In her book VOICE LESSONS, Nancy Dean describes voice as the “fingerprint of a … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Author, Editor & Literary Agent Erzsi Deàk, by Lori Ann Palma

    The Eastern Penn Points Café is very excited to welcome Erzsi Deàk as our guest today. Erzsi is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, as well as an author, editor, and literary agent with 30 years of publishing … Continue reading

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REVISION PLAYBOOK: AN ABBREVIATED GUIDE by Juliet George

  “Rewriting is the essence of writing well—where the game is won or lost.” —William Zinsser You’ve completed a draft. Congratulations!  What happens next will make or break your piece. This short list of revision strategies reflects the experience of … Continue reading

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