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Day 9 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Karen Rostoker-Gruber, as Frog! and Ron Isaacs

Today, we celebrate Karen Rostoker-Gruber, as Frog! and Ron Isaacs The Family and Frog! Haggadah by Karen Rostoker-Gruber, as Frog! and Ron Isaacs. Make your seder different than all other seders! Start with a traditional Haggadah text, add artwork, your favorite songs and fun...

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Day 8 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Kathleen Doherty - Crit-N-Chats

Today We Celebrate Kathleen Doherty Crit-N-Chat by Kathleen Doherty I’ve been so pleased with the Crit-N-Chat opportunities at KidLit College, I have to spread the word. If you’re open to constructive feedback to help you take your story to a higher level, then Crit-N-Chats are for...

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Day 7 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Laurie Warchol _ It All Started With A Cat

Today we Celebrate Laurie Warchol IT ALL STARTED WITH A CAT By Laurie Warchol I wish I could say my writing career started with divine inspiration, a calling, or even the prodding of a beloved professor, but I can’t. My career started because of a cat– an abandoned 5-week-old kitten I...

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Day 6 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Diana Murray - Make Room For Your Illustrator

Today We Celebrate Diana Murray! Writing Picture Books with Bite by Diana Murray Everyone hopes their picture book manuscript will leave editors (and other readers) roaring for more. Here are three ways to punch up your writing. *Leave Room for Illustrations: People often say that the...

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Day 5 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Author Dorian Cirrone

Today We Celebrate Dorian Cirrone You CAN Do It! By Dorian Cirrone Building a career in writing for kids and teens can take many paths. But no matter which trail you take, you’re going to need three things: Craft, Ambition, and Networking. I recently had a discussion with another writer...

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Day 4 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates the Writing Process and Delving Deeper

Celebrate Your Writing Process and Delve Deeper by Jodell Sadler It's an amazing journey to publication and it's a solo mission as much as one all about community. It's filled with hope and disappointments as much as challenges and celebrations like a roller coaster ride without end....

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Day 3 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Linda Joy Singleton _ Finding Success

Today We Celebrate Linda Joy Singleton Finding Success Through Networking by Linda Joy Singleton I sold my first book in the 90s from a snail-mail submission, and I was notified with an exciting phone call from an editor. This wasn't a random submission addressed to “The Editor.” I'd done...

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Day 2 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Celebrates Ann Whitford Paul ... Why I Write Animal Stories

Why I Write About Animal Characters... Ann Whitford Paul Recently a colleague asked me why I always wrote about animals, as though there was something not serious with that. It got me thinking . . . Why do picture book stories often feature furry, feathered and scaly creatures? Kids ...

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Day 1 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Happy Birthday, Birthday Bash - Today We Celebrate The Blank Page

Thrice-Lucky are We Today As We Celebrate The Blank Page White Space. Nothing. A blank canvas. This is where story starts, and, today, we celebrate the blank page. The promise of what is to come: the potential within, and the many way there are to share a story. Wordless. A bit of a mix....

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March 31 - Happy Birthday, KidLit College! Today We Celebrate Community...

Happy Birthday, KidLit College! Hey everyone! We are officially launching into our brand new site at KidLitCollege.org and starting our month-long birthday bash April 1st, so count up the prizes with us as we begin tomorrow! We have grown so much over the last year, and our new site will...

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