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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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Day 12 - Happy Birthday, KidLit College: The Big Interview with Neal Porter - Two Seat Gift-Away

Today, We Celebrate Neal Porter and Our Upcoming Event with this Industry Super Star! Heather Alexander will be hosting. This is a new series for us here at KidLit College. A time to gather together and learn from those who have traveled the path we long to travel and have traversed...

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Day 11 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum - The Story Behind The Story

Today, We Celebrate Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum The Story Behind The Story by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum I'm always curious about where writers get their ideas. I've found the seeds of stories in newspapers, songs on the radio and eavesdropped conversations. But sometimes, the kernel of a...

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Day 10 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Jessica Swaim - Five Writing Tips From My Dog

Today We Celebrate Jessica Swaim. FIVE THINGS MY DOGS TAUGHT ME ABOUT WRITING By Jessica Swaim Hi, my name is Jessica and I’m a dogaholic. Dogs teach me everything I need to know about life, including new approaches to writing. Here are five tips from my border collie Kiva and my toller...

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