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Two for One, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Two for One This month, I’m dividing my usual 700 words into two mini columns. Enjoy! One The air was pungent with the bouquet of pine. Streams of early morning sunlight echoed through … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Writing Early Readers and Chapter Books with Saadia Faruqi

Writing Early Readers & Chapter Books with author Saadia Faruqi Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. EST Chapter books and early readers are very different in voice and structure from other types of children’s books. In this webinar, author Saadia Faruqi will … Continue reading

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The Best Advice, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The Best Advice! The lattes were excellent, and we were enjoying a long conversation at a local coffee shop. Both writers, we were sharing some of the things learned over decades of writing experience … Continue reading

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It’s About Time, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks It’s About Time! Not long ago, on my afternoon walk, I was introduced to a friend of a friend. We chatted about the weather, how we were dealing with the pandemic, and the … Continue reading

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Three Classic Mistakes, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Three Classic Mistakes I was in southern Virginia as the visiting children’s author at a local elementary school. The slide show was over and it was time for questions from the audience. I … Continue reading

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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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An Interview with Award-Winning Author Wendelin Van Draanen, by Laura Parnum

Today on the EasternPennPoints blog we are pleased to have award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen. Wendelin has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens, including three book series: the Sammy Keyes series, the Shredderman books, and the … 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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A Visit with “Mrs. Claiborne’s Ghost,” by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Visit with “Mrs. Claiborne’s Ghost” I’m going to begin this month’s column by giving you a homework assignment. I’d like to invite you to read a story—a most compelling story—and then, when you … Continue reading

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Eastern PA SCBWI Webinar Series: The Foundations of Story, with Eric K. Taylor

WEBINAR SERIES The Foundations of Story February 1, February 15, and March 1, 20217:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Join us for one or all three! This webinar series is not to be missed for all children’s authors. Monday, February … Continue reading

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