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Food For Thought—On Wheels
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Food For Thought—On Wheels

I’m sure you’re familiar in principle with “Meals on Wheels,” but what is brain food, or food for thought, on wheels? If you guessed “a bookmobile,” you’re right.

Banned Books Week And The Nanny State
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Banned Books Week And The Nanny State

This is Banned Books Week, celebrated—if that is the right word—by libraries and bookstores, not to mention authors, all across America. How does a book get banned—and by whom?

The Winds Of Change
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The Winds Of Change

The world of publishing has quietly been undergoing a revolution for some time now. Three forces have converged to level the playing field for authors, enlarge the selection of books for readers, and make the whole game more interesting all around.

Good Advice For Writers Is Bad Advice For Readers
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Good Advice For Writers Is Bad Advice For Readers

As little kids in elementary school, you may have participated in “Show and Tell.” But as writers, we are always advised, “Show. Don’t tell.” This admonition is intended to guide us into showing rather than telling what a character in fiction or a real-life person in nonfiction is thinking, feeling, planning, and so forth. But...

A Writer’s Thanksgiving
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A Writer’s Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2016…well, “as near as makes no never mind,” to use an old colloquial expression that, while it isn’t grammatically correct, is very expressive. Thanksgiving 2016. It’s been a turbulent year, but if I don’t get into politics here—and I won’t, I promise—that excludes most of the turbulence and most of what everyone is still...

Making History Come Alive For Kids
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Making History Come Alive For Kids

Yesterday I read Created Equal to a group of kids in an after-school program. At first they were less than thrilled that I wasn’t going to be reading a storybook. Almost all the kids I read to in after-school programs prefer fiction over nonfiction. And history? That’s something they have to study in school, but...

Young Ears
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Young Ears

“My birthday is in September.” “My birthday was last week.” “My dad is taking me to DisneyWorld for my birthday.” The cacophony of counterpoint voices rose in pitch and volume as each child struggled to be heard above the competing claims. It all started when one girl in the audience eagerly announced, “Today is my...

Stealing My Own Idea
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Stealing My Own Idea

In last week’s blogpost I told you I had written a play while still in elementary school. Let me tell you about it…and what followed thereafter. I don’t have any idea what on earth inspired me to write a play when I was in sixth grade. By then I had co-opted my mother’s typewriter and...

October Event – 4 Authors By Authors
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October Event – 4 Authors By Authors

Are you a writer in search of the “next step” in your process, join us for a day of exploration dedicated in your success as a paid author. We at 4 Authors by Authors are a collaboration of authors, editors, publishers, graphic designers, printers and more that help you through all the joys and struggles from...

The House Of Magic And Wonderment
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The House Of Magic And Wonderment

Did you know that there is a place of magic and wonderment right in your town? A place where your children (and you!) can be transported to far-away lands, where you can explore the world, meet famous people, and learn about almost anything you desire to? If you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about the library....

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