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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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March 30 - KidLit College - Birthday Bash Celebrates Award-Winning Author, Nancy Churnin on Finding Voice

Create your Building Blocks to Success: Finding Voice by Nancy Churnin The question I’ve been asked to answer in honor of Kid Lit College’s 2nd Birthday Bash is what are the building blocks to success? I am writing this blog post the same day as I mailed off my fifth picture book contract...

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March 29 - Birthday Bash Celebrates the Birth of a Book with Author, Peter McCleery

The Story of How Bob and Joss Got Lost by Peter McCleery Manuscripts are a lot like babies. They are messy and squirmy and a 24/7 job. But also, no two are alike.Some of my manuscripts are like chiseling diamonds from a mountain. They take years of relentless drilling and chopping and...

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March 28th - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Continues as We Celebrate Linda Vander Heyden

Needing A Strong Foundation: The KidLit Community by Linda Vander Heyden While pondering the KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash theme, “Creating Your Building Blocks to Success,” I had a pretty good idea of the “blocks” I’d worked on through the years—craft, BIC (butt in chair), patience,...

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March 27 - KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash Continues as We Celebrate Vivian Kirkfield!

Joining a Critique Group, An Essential Building Block by Vivian Kirkfield Picture books have always been a large part of my life. I listened to them as a child. Read them with my class as a kindergarten teacher. But I never appreciated all that went into making a successful picture book...

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