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Writer/Learner, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Writer/Learner Early in my writing career I adopted a philosophy that has guided and nurtured me through more than 45 years of authorship. It has been both my light and my destiny, and … Continue reading

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Own Your Words, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Own Your Words Recently, I received an email from an acquaintance. He was interested in writing a children’s book (he had never written one before) and had an idea for a “compelling story.” He wanted … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Christine Kendall and Lindsay Bandy, by Laura Parnum plus a Critique Giveaway

We’re looking forward to our first webinar of 2022 in which we’ll feature a panel discussion on the role of research in fiction with authors Christine Kendall and Lindsay Bandy. The webinar will take place on January 20 at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Seeking Feedback on Your Work: Input vs. Instinct, by Lauren Ranalli

As all authors know, receiving feedback is an important part of the writing process. But what happens when the feedback isn’t helpful or doesn’t align with your gut instincts? I was scrolling through some Facebook groups for authors this past … Continue reading

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A Love Affair, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Love Affair Recently, I received some very good news: a book proposal for a new adult nonfiction book, In Search of the Old Ones: An Odyssey among Ancient Trees, was accepted by Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Resources (You Can’t Live Without), by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Resources (you can’t live without) I’ve been writing professionally for nearly 40 years. During that time, I’ve collected an array of resources that have become integral elements of my writing and, most specifically, the … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author Laura Sibson, by Lindsay Bandy

Eastern PA SCBWI member Laura Sibson’s newest book, Edie In Between, was released in August. Our PAL Coordinator, Lindsay Bandy, recently had a chance to catch up with Laura at our virtual café. Here’s what they had to say. Lindsay: … Continue reading

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Communicating with Our Readers, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Communicating with Our Readers This November my wife and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We will be journeying back to The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, VA to spend three nights in … Continue reading

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Creativity for Authors, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity for Authors I was recently accorded a professional honor by the editors of Psychology Today. They invited me to author a recurring blog on creativity (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/anthony-d-fredericks-edd). The column examines why creativity is often … Continue reading

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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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