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Fermentation Time, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Let’s assume you’re making preparations for a weekend party. Lots of your friends are coming over and you want to be sure you have some great food and their favorite beverages. So, you drive … Continue reading

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The Right Verb, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks   Question: What does a thesaurus eat for breakfast?  Answer: A synonym roll.   Let’s take a look at the following passage: Cheetahs can run very fast. They can run much faster than … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block (Don’t Fall for It!), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks I don’t get “writer’s block!” Never have, never will. Why? Because I believe writer’s block is a personal exemption—a “get-out-of-jail-free” card. It’s an all-too-common fallback; a walled defense against discipline; and … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Jennie K. Brown, by Laura Parnum

For our final installment of interviews in preparation for YA/MG Day, I got to speak with the awesome middle-grade author, Jennie K. Brown. You can still register for YA/MG Day, but time is running out if you want to sign … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Abbey Lee Nash, by Laura Parnum

I am getting very excited for YA/MG day, which will be held on November 3 in Lancaster, PA. I was able to speak with YA author Abbey Lee Nash, one of the faculty members for this event, at the Eastern … Continue reading

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The Biggest Mistake You’ll Ever Make! by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Every so often, a friend will hand me a children’s book manuscript and ask if I would look at it and offer an honest review.  I’m always delighted to do so.  … Continue reading

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Me Vs. The Imposter, by Rae E.

Every. Single. Day. Is a STRUGGLE. My opponent? The imposter. Picture this. You’re sitting at your desk writing your favorite scene. The characters are arguing, the angst is real and completely tear worthy in its performance. Suddenly, you worry there … Continue reading

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