Category Archives: Valuable Writing Tips

Do You Want to Know How to Write POV and Psychic Distance in Fiction for Young People?

Do You Want to Know How to Write POV and Psychic Distance in Fiction for Young People?

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” Leo Rosten

 

If you’ve dropped in for a visit, then you’re reading the right blog. Well…almost.

Kim Taylor-DiLeva, Host/Founder, Writing for Children Live hosted a Free Live Teleseminar, Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 7:00 p.m. E.T.

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Week 6 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – Have You Been Bullied?

Week 6 – Summer Short & Sweets Challenge – Have You Been Bullied?

This week, Susanna Leonard Hill’s Week 6 challenge is to come up with a pitch for a picture book. I offered sweets in my first pitch.

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Do You Think English Is A Wacky Language?

Do You Think English Is A Wacky Language?

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Last week, I wrote how one word can potentially be a lethal weapon. So I thought I’d switch it up and offer a lighthearted post.

Do you think the English language is wacky?

I sure do. And I pity anyone who has to learn our wacky English language.

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Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career

Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career

Coming up with original posts each week is a challenge. On Monday’s, I write a “To Do List”. On this long list are the words, “Post a blog on Saturday”.

I take a deep breath and then exhale. “Great, I still have five days to come up with something half intelligent.”

At the beginning of the week, I’m surfing the net hoping something will inspire me. By Friday, I’m scouring the net, desperate for an epiphany to strike. Then I stumble across a quote. I have an “ah ha” moment. I’ve discovered a gem. Continue reading “Three Tips for a Successful Writing Career” »

Do You Have A Nom De Plume?

Do You Have A Nom De Plume?

Nom De Plume is just a fancy word for pseudonym, or in plain English, a pen name chosen by an author to hide his real identity.

Did you know the following genre, fiction authors have a Nom De Plume? Continue reading “Do You Have A Nom De Plume?” »