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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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Time to Doodle & Sketch : The Childhood Books That Defined You, by Ashley Lucas

I got the chance to ask two authors from the UK this week all about which books influenced them the most as children. Both Jo Franklin and Mo O’Hara provided some great answers (and insights) into how exactly the books … Continue reading

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