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A lot to like about like

Read to become a better writer. I’ve never had a problem with that advice since I read more than 100 books per year. But when I became serious enough to write my own stories, my habits changed from reading for … Continue reading

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Read widely to become a better writer. That advice has never been a problem for me. I’m reading all the time. It’s when I’m focused on writing where reading becomes even more important.  I’ve written stories in a first person … Continue reading

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Favorite Middle Grade Reading Moments 2013

I’ve read more middle grade books this year than any other genre and even wrote two of my own (currently going through some serious final editing). My final reading tally sits at 19 middle grade reads and 14 of those … Continue reading

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Review: Dead End in Norvelt

The sequel comes out tomorrow but today I’m taking a look at Jack Gantos’s  autobiographical novel , DEAD END IN NORVELT. Date of Publication: 2011 Page count: 73,597 Publisher’s description: Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End … Continue reading

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The End

Endings in stories are what readers are striving to discover. For an author, the end means the long journey juggling a story arc is now complete. But often times an ending is less than satisfying. Case in point is star … Continue reading

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