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One or the Other, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks One or the Other In any discussions about creativity, there is one overriding myth that refuses to go away. In fact, it is so ingrained in our collective consciousness, that it is blindly … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said . . . , by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks He Said, She Said . . . A fourth grader in the rear of the auditorium raised her hand and asked, “What inspires you to write for children?” I thought for a moment … Continue reading

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The Alien in Your Head, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Alien in Your Head Alien. It was one of the scariest creatures in the history of science fiction movies (winning the Academy Award for best visual effects). Released in 1979, this classic … Continue reading

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Writer = Oak, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Writer = Oak “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” —Japanese proverb Two weeks ago, my wife and I journeyed to Pymatuning State Park in northwestern Pennsylvania to spend a week camping amidst … Continue reading

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Write What You Know. NO!, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Write What You Know. NO! There’s a rule that’s bandied around at writing conferences, via online courses, and in most of the books on writing technique. The phrase is used so often that … Continue reading

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Passion and Awe, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Passion and Awe I stood on the brink, a palette of colors splayed before me like a surrealistic painting. It was just before 6:00 a.m., and I was alone—lost in a vision unlike … Continue reading

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Nature and the Creative Writer, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Nature and the Creative Writer The other day, my wife and I drove up to Fowler’s Hollow State Park, a 104-acre enclave on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest in Perry County. It … Continue reading

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The Best, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Best Recently, a former high school classmate contacted me and asked if I would be willing to review a story she was submitting for publication. I readily agreed and, soon thereafter, her … Continue reading

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The Truth About Revising, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dear Readers: During the COVID-19 crisis, I hope you are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, and specific directives from the CDC and other medical professionals. It is certain that “we are all in this … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Frustration, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Lesson in Frustration This coming June, my latest adult nonfiction book, Fizzle: The Hidden Forces Crushing Your Creativity (https://amzn.to/39zTatI), will be released. In advance of its publication, my publisher asked me to … Continue reading

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