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An Interview with Hayley Krischer
Hayley Krischer, author of Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf and The Falling Girls, stopped by to talk about her …
Self Care for Writers
It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not, self care is important. There are some myths about …
Genre vrs Audience in KidLit
I could say this with a single sentence but I plan to go on a tangent. Young Adult and …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
The Art of Making Mood Boards for Your KidLit WIP
A mood board is a type of visual presentation or 'collage' consisting of images, text, and samples of objects …
Outlining Your Kidlit Novel
It doesn't matter what age you write for, writers will always debate whether it's better to be a plotter …
🎧Self Care for Writers
It honestly doesn’t matter if you’re a writer or not, self care is important. There are some myths about …
Writing Through Your Lack of Motivation
I’ve been putting off this post for days, but I keep coming back to the idea. The irony is …
Let’s Discuss Middle Grade (part two)
It's not enough to simply "write a children's book." It's not that simple. When you believe writing for a …
🎧The Writer’s Journey
You finished your book, so how long until it’s out on shelves? Says some ignorant family member at dinner. …
Analysis of Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal (ch 5)
“And that guy, who the h–who did he think he was, stepping in like I can’t defend myself?” Her …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Random Pictures to Prompt Your Story
Don’t like the pictures? Just refresh the page! Picture prompts are great to get the creative juices flowing. They …
Analysis of Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal (ch 4)
Marisol stopped, closed her eyes, and took a deep but shaky breath. The thumping had started inside her skull, …
Let’s Discuss Middle Grade (part one)
As with all children's literature, voice is incredibly important. It must reflect the voice of the target audiences and …
How to Use The Snowflake Method to Outline Your Novel
The snowflake method, created by author and writing instructor Randy Ingermanson, is a technique for crafting a novel from …
🎧100% Awful Writing Advice
Because of my search history I get a lot of links with a lot of the same advice. And …
Latest Interviews From All By My Shelf
I try to interview at least one author a month. Give these great interviews a listen and then make …
Finding Your KidLit Voice
Writing in the appropriate voice is probably the hardest thing about writing children's lit. You don't just have to …
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