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Can Being Particular Get You Published? Mr. Particular’s Creator Answers

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Can Being Particular Get You Published? Mr. Particular’s Creator Answers

Jason Kirschner is the author and illustrator of Mr. Particular: The World’s Choosiest Champion. He’s pretty sure being particular got him published.

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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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