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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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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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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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Refresh Your Creativity, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Refresh Your Creativity Who’s the most creative person in the world? A four-year-old child, of course! Four-year-olds are known for asking an endless array of questions (“Why is the sky blue?” “How do … Continue reading

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The End, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks The End Recently, I met with a former student. Over tall cups of coffee, she told me about the challenges and difficulties she experiences every day as an inner city teacher. She regaled … Continue reading

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Eyes, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Eyes In October I had cataract surgery—first the right eye and then, two weeks later, the left eye. Part of the procedure involved the placement of a new lens inside each eye in … Continue reading

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The Need to Read, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks WELCOME: What was formerly known as the “Navigating Nonfiction” column for this blog has now been transformed into the “Write Angles” column. Our intent is to offer readers a wider range of topics and … Continue reading

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