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Day 22 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Linda Whalen - Getting Past Doubt

Today, We Celebrate Author Linda Whalen Getting Past the Doubt Monster By Linda Whalen Old man doubt (or it could be woman) likes to visit a writer often. Sneaks in just when you are congratulating yourself for writing something fantastic, or at least good. Doubt will hide and pop out when...

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Day 21 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Ariel Richardson - Novelty Board Books

Today, we celebrate Ariel Richardson, Chronicle Books. Join Us on April 29th for A Novelty Book Creation Session Ariel Richardson, Chronicle Books, who has been with us for a number of feast-sized portions of learning. She's talked about nonfiction picture books and breaking rules in...

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Day 20 - KIDLIT COLLEGE - Birthday Bash Celebrates Neal Porter, Karl Jones, and Ann Whitford Paul.

Let's take a little vay-cay from the whole post-after-post experience to take time to celebrate those who continue to share their expertise with us here at KidLit College. Everyone join me in celebrating some of the extraordinary presenters coming to us live! Today, we celebrating Neal...

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Day 19 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Author/Agent Eve Porinchak - Invent the Trend

Today, KIDLIT COLLEGE Celebrates Eve Porinchak WRITING FOR THE CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT MARKET: DON'T WRITE TO THE TREND. INVENT THE TREND. by Eve Porinchak As a literary agent (and soon-to-be-published Young Adult author) the most common question new authors ask me is “What is selling...

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Day 18 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Danielle Joseph - Write Like You Mean It

Today, KIDLIT COLLEGE Celebrates Danielle Joseph Hone Your Skills, Write Like You Mean It by Danielle Joseph One of the hardest thing about becoming an author is that you never know when publication is going to happen. There is no magic formula or exact timeline of when you will get your...

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Day 17 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Agent/Author Holly M. McGhee - Best Work

Today, KIDLIT COLLEGE Celebrates Holly M. McGhee Photo credit: CRS Best Work by Holly M. McGhee Kate DiCamillo once told me that you have to “like the person you’re going to wake up to tomorrow.” And I think this applies to writing, especially. The building block I’d like to highlight is...

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Day 16 - KIDLITCOLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Jennifer Swanson - Telling Exciting Stories with Facts

KIDLIT COLLEGE Celebrates Jennifer Swanson 5 Steps to Telling an Exciting Story with Facts by Jennifer Swanson One of the hottest book genres on the market these days is narrative nonfiction. Histories, biographies, and even STEAM books are making a big splash in libraries, schools, and...

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Day 15 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Robin Newman - Figurative Language

Today KidLit College Celebrates Robin Newman! Figurative Language Is a Goldmine for Writers Metaphors, Similes, Idioms, Puns, and More! Oh my! By Robin Newman As writers, we spend hours working and reworking (and reworking!!!) the basic elements of our...

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Day 14 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Katy S. Duffield - Dastardly First Drafts

KidLit College Celebrates Katy S. Duffield Dastardly First Drafts By Katy S. Duffield First drafts can be torture for me. I LOVE the revision process. But the act of first putting words on paper? Not so much. And I know why—my perfectionism tendencies never fail to get in the way when...

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Day 13 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Author Andrea J. Loney - Sight, Sound & Soul

Today We Celebrate Andrea J. Loney Picture Books: Sight, Sound, and Soul About five years ago, I typed my favorite picture books from childhood to see them in manuscript form. I loved their lyrical descriptions and the way these books wove a tapestry of words, punctuated by gorgeous...

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