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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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March 26 - Our Birthday Bash Continues as We Celebrate Author-Teacher, Rob Sanders on Plot

The P Building Block—P for Plot by Rob Sanders I’ve fought it. I’ve resisted it. I argued with myself about it. “No,” I told myself, “this is not the building block I want to write about.” But every time I tried to write about anything else, the p-word kept whispering in my ear. “You must...

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March 25 - KidLit College Birthday Bash Begins. Today We Celebrate Lori Mortensen + Gift-Away(s)

Is Persistence & Instinct in Your Toolbox? by Lori Mortensen Over the years, I’ve plunked a lot of building blocks of success into my author’s toolbox—persistence (that’s a biggie!), developing a unique main character, the all-important twist at the end, and many others. However, there...

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March 24 - Happy Birthday, KidLit College!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the brand new KidLit College and our month-long birthday bash! We have grown so much over the last year, and our new site will help us to keep on growing –just wait until our birthday next year! We are so excited about some things we have going on for our birthday...

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March 23 - Picture Book Performance Like Making Pizza

KIDLIT COLLEGE - Pre-Birthday Bash: Pizza! Pizza! Last night we took the time to make pizza from scratch. Fresh ingredients, careful flour selection, well-seasoned sauce, preferred toppings were considered, and I couldn't help but think about all the metaphors to good writing that became a...

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Acquisitions. Just Where You'd Love Your Manuscript to Be. Join Rotem Moscovish, Executive Editor, Disney-Hyperion & Learn More!

KidLit College KIDLIT COLLEGE hosts Disney-Hyperion Executive Editor, Rotem Moscovich live this weekend. March 25th @ 3 PM EST. Want to join us for a cozy cyber-side chat about The Road to Acquisitions, ask the questions you'd like to ask and learn how you can submit your manuscript directly...

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March 22 - Pre-Birthday Bash Thoughts on Story + Gift-Away

KIDLIT COLLEGE Birthday Bash... only 3 days away. Today, it would be really great if we could all share that one thing we've focused on in our writing that helped to make a difference. What was it that made you say, Ah-ha! That's it! Was it characterization or seeing how to activate your...

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KidLit College’s 2nd Birthday Blog Bash is Coming! Register Now!

To be eligible for one of our daily prizes, you will simply need to registered here. Please read this entire post before registering. HOW TO REGISTER: 1. Go to KidLit 2nd Birthday Bash and sign up for this event in order to receive our daily post. Once you have done that, leave a comment...

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