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Word Counts and Newbery Medal Winners

I couldn’t resist one more post on word counts. Out of the five most recent Newbery Medal* winners, only one falls into the 30-40,000 word middle grade guidelines. If you take a look at these new classics, only Rebecca Stead’s … Continue reading

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Word Counts…Does it Matter?

When I set out to write my first middle grade novel (think ages 9-12), I didn’t look at word count recommendations until finished. I just wrote until my story was complete. After doing the research I discovered most sources were … Continue reading

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