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Character Primer: Which Hatched First—The Character or The Plot? by Kristen C. Strocchia

Character development is a classic question of which hatched first—the character or the plot? Or—if you’re like me—then the title almost always springs to mind first, spurring the development of both. Sometimes my title ideas inspire a setting and a … Continue reading

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Teaching to Learn Craft, by Kristen C. Strocchia

If we’re going to discuss craft, then we need to honestly look in the tool box. What do you see? Words, yes. But what do you notice about those words? Well, if you’re a language teacher like I am, you’ll … Continue reading

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Writer Beware: The Horizons of Writing Craft, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Since language and culture are living, breathing and actively changing, the literature they produce—and therefore our craft as writers—change with them.  What’s trending now, is not what trended a hundred years ago or what will be trending a hundred years … Continue reading

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#SCBWIsocial! Crafting Your Writing Life: Seven Lessons to Become a Better Writer, by Lori Ann Palma

It’s the Third Thursday of July already, which means it’s time for #SCBWIsocial! Be sure to hop on over to see what our MD/DE/WV SCBWI sisters have to say at As The Eraser Burns, and consider writing up a blog post … Continue reading

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