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Jenniffer Wardell, Author of Dreamless: What Makes a Hero?

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jenniffer Wardell, Author of Dreamless: What Makes a Hero?

What Makes a Hero? Jenniffer Wardell writes books about characters who don’t think of themselves as heroes at the start of their stories.

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The Art of Creating a Strong & Clever Heroine

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Art of Creating a Strong & Clever Heroine

Django Wexler Discusses Alice, the Heroine of The Forbidden Library Series

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The Art of Creating New Worlds with Words

| March 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Art of Creating New Worlds with Words

“…the best worlds were the ones that felt alive, that felt like they existed whether I was reading about them or not.”

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The Secret Ingredient for Writing Better Characters

| March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Secret Ingredient for Writing Better Characters

Laurenne Sala began her career as an advertising copywriter, writing national campaigns for clients like KIA Motors, Jack-in-the-Box, and Beats by Dre.

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The Art of Writing About Villains

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Art of Writing About Villains

I’m not sure if there is an “art” to writing about villains, but I do find that to write convincing and three-dimensional villains, one must be sympathetic to their plight.

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Children’s Book Author Django Wexler Combines Computer Science and Creative Writing

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Children’s Book Author Django Wexler Combines Computer Science and Creative Writing

Django Wexler is a self-proclaimed computer/fantasy/sci fi geek. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with degrees in creative writing and computer science, and worked in artificial intelligence research.

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When a Cat Lover Writes Dog Haiku Poems

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
When a Cat Lover Writes Dog Haiku Poems

Lee Wardlaw is the author of 30 books for young readers, including Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Children’s Poetry Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Award for Poetry, and the Purina/Fancy Feast “Love Story” Award.

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Re-Imaging Shakespeare or Creating a Shakespeare Re-Mix

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Comment
Re-Imaging Shakespeare or Creating a Shakespeare Re-Mix

To make re-mixed Shakespeare exciting for young readers as well as older readers, get your hands dirty and have a field day in that Shakespeare toolbox.

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Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

| March 6, 2015 | 5 Comments
Creating Settings: Bringing the Sounds, Sights and Smells Home

The Berenson Schemes are a madcap adventure series. I hope that because I spent time in these far-off places, and brought the sights and sounds and smells home with me, some young would-be traveler thinks, “Someday, I’ll go there, too.”

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Becoming an Author Means Embracing a Life of Crime

| December 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Becoming an Author Means Embracing a Life of Crime

Before I became a writer, I had no idea being one also meant embracing a life of crime. I don’t know why. All the signs were there – the saying “every great lie has an element of truth”, T.S. Eliot’s immortal “Good authors borrow, great authors steal”, and the infamous Faulkner adage, “Kill your darlings” (Faulkner actually stole that saying from Arthur Quiller-Couch).

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