Tag Archives: Writing For Children

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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A Continuing Education, by Eva Polites

So September’s theme—education—should have been an easy off the cuff post to write. After all I have been in school since I was four. In my forty-five years in the educational system, I shouldn’t be searching for what to write. … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Voice, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s the big thing everyone’s looking for, from Picture Books to Young Adult right now: a standout voice. If characters, plot, and everything else are the bricks, voice is the mortar. But what makes a voice stand out? I think the … Continue reading

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Reining in Picture Book Back Story, by Anna Forrester

 Way too often on a first draft, I lead with back story. It’s a habit I hope to outgrow as my writing matures. But in the meantime, I need strategies to fix it once all that background info is already there, … Continue reading

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A Little Different, but the Same, by Tisha Robinson-Daly

A few Saturdays ago, while nursing my sick, three year old little girl Mia, I decided to pop in The Fox and the Hound DVD, which she had never seen.  Normally our viewing choices consist of Thomas the Tank Engine, … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat With Author/Illustrator Greg Pizzoli by Lindsay Bandy

Good Saturday morning to all of you! This morning, we’re snacking and chatting with Greg Pizzoli, yet another fine faculty member for Fall Philly! Greg is the author/illustrator of The Watermelon Seed and Number One Sam, and illustrator of Not … Continue reading

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