Tag Archives: writing advice

The “WOW! Factor, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks I absolutely love traveling to schools around the country to share the joys of authorship with kids. Like many visiting writers, I am well prepared to answer the four most frequently … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Harold Underdown, by Lindsay Bandy

In exactly one month, it will be time to gather at the Highlights Foundation for our annual 2018 Pocono Retreat! Everything is shaping up beautifully, and the April 12 deadline is approaching for faculty critiques and the Peer-to-Peer critique sessions. … Continue reading

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How I Found the Courage to Write a Novel (And It Does Take Courage!), by Janet McLaughlin

Today, we’re so happy to host author Janet McLaughlin! Janet is the author of the Soul Sight Mysteries series, including Haunted Echo and Fireworks, and a longtime SCBWI member. She’s here today to lend you some inspiration and courage as … Continue reading

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An Interview with Christine Kendall, by Laura Parnum

Take a few minutes to get to know another one of our fabulous PA authors, Christine Kendall! She’ll be speaking at Fall Philly (on Sunday!!), and Laura Parnum took some time to chat with her about the process of researching … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Katherine Locke, by Lindsay Bandy

Good morning, Eastern PA! I am so excited to host PA author Katherine Locke at the EPP Cafe. Katherine will be joining us at Fall Philly/PA Author Day, and I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cliché Characters In YA Fiction, by Lori Ann Palma

When writers develop characters, we most often begin with an idea—a sort of shapeless blob that becomes more distinct as we write a first draft or do a pre-writing character study. Over time, they grow physical characteristics and a personality, … Continue reading

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Practical Advice: Getting Beyond the Middle of a Draft, by Lori Ann Palma

In my past blog posts for Eastern Penn Points, I’ve talked about fear as an obstacle to writing, and while this struggle is still high on the list of creative troubles, it isn’t the only concern. After attending the recent … Continue reading

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