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The Stalled Story, by Eva Polites

Writer’s block. Dreaded words for a dreadful condition. Thankfully, there are blog posts, articles, and books devoted to this ailment. The afflicted writer can easily find tips and remedies to deal with this condition and start writing again. For me … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 3, by Team EPA SCBWI

One with the Force by Kim Briggs Co-Regional Advisor “I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me,” Chirrut Imwe chants repeatedly while he and Baze Malbus protect Jin and Cassian from enemy forces at the remains of the … Continue reading

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What’s the FORCE Behind Your Work? Part 2, by Team EPA SCBWI

It’s May, it’s Tuesday, the Pocono Retreat is only 3 days away! So let’s keep the ball rolling with our opening night previews. We can’t wait to hear about the FORCE that drives your work on Friday night! Three FORCES … Continue reading

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Introducing Your Characters to Your Friends, by Lindsay Bandy

July is all about picnics, fireworks, and…CHARACTER! You probably already had your BBQ for Independence Day, but it’s not too late to introduce your characters to your friends. No, I don’t mean you should pull chairs around the campfire and … Continue reading

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Overcome Writer Burnout By Becoming a Life-Long Learner, by Lori Ann Palma

September is traditionally a time when school comes back to the forefront of our lives. Whether it be shuffling your own children to the bus, returning to teaching, or settling into a new project, our focus shifts away from summer … Continue reading

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WE Are the Lucky Ones By Dana Kramaroff

I am a singing tv competition junkie but I only stick around for the auditions – the “I WANT YOU” turn around chairs, the golden buzzers, those “you are moving onto the next round” proud moments. It is their body’s … Continue reading

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Upcoming Eastern PA SCBWI Member Opportunities and Events!

Happy Summer! We’ve got some amazing events for all our members. Be sure to read through because you don’t want to miss one thing. Not a one! SUNDAY, JUNE 26th, 4:00-6:00 pm  Eastern PA SCBWI member Diane Guscott is starting a new … Continue reading

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Slaying the Adverbs, by Lindsay Bandy

  Bandanna: check. Machete, um, err, *cough* backspace button: check. Field Guide *cough* Thesaurus: check. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Destroy all insidious and unnecessary adverbs enabling the existence of weak verbs. That’s right, my friend: You … Continue reading

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Overcoming Perfectionism—A Writing Virus, by Lori Ann Palma

As fiction writers, we’re all carriers for the virus Perfectionism. The symptoms are well-documented: brow-furrows, fear and doubt in the vicinity of a writing instrument, frequent headaches, irritability, Facebook and Twitter addiction, just to name a few. You may not … Continue reading

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The Milestone Challenge: Two Steps to Becoming a More Productive Writer, by Lori Ann Palma

 National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) just ended on November 30; this year, there were more than 53,000 participants across the globe. If you haven’t heard of NaNoWriMo, it’s an annual creative writing project that challenges registrants to complete a 50,000 … Continue reading

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