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I Hate Writing Stories!
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
I Hate Writing Stories! is written for parents who want to help their child with literacy but are unsure where to start or what to do for the best. The exercises are flexible and can be used for different ages and abilities. There is advice throughout on how to adapt the work to suit children who find writing itself difficult.
A POV Footnote: How many beginner mistakes can be avoided by writing in close 3rd person
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why writing in close third (or first) person lets you avoid many common beginner mistakes.
How Big a Hammer? Is it important for the reader to understand your theme?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to make your point, without making the reader feel like you're preaching--or hitting them over the head with your theme.
Setup and Payoff: Creating more emotional impact in your story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How building up your conflict throughout the story makes your climax matter.
Playing for Higher Stakes: Why your dog is more important than the universe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why saving the universe is less important to the reader than saving your dog.
The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 3): Size matters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to keep your critique group alive and thriving. Also, how and why novels must be critiqued differently from short pieces.
The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 2): How to give and take criticism without coming apart at the seams
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Criticism is hard—it’s worth knowing how to give it, and how to take it.
A Point of E-tiquette: Does your T-shirt have holes in it?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
This tip explains why it's so important to take a moment to run your spellchecker!
10 Writing Prompts for Young Authors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
10 prompts designed to help young kids tell a story. Also works for children too young to write, who can create an oral narrative.
Pitching to the Pros: What you can (and can't) expect if you ask someone to evaluate your writing, and what kind of sample you should offer them
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
What you can expect, and what you should do, if you can ever convince a pro to evaluate your writing.
Exploding Writing Myths: Some things "they" say might be true for them but not for you
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Exposing some writing "truths" that aren't necessarily true for everyone.
Beating the Evil TV: The most valuable tip I'll ever give you--and it's short, too
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Why getting into your characters’ heads matters more than anything else.
Doghouse on Malibu Beach: What you should, and shouldn't, put in the first five pages of your manuscript
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
What should and shouldn't appear in the first five pages of your novel.
Scoring in the Elevator: All I know about writing a good two sentence pitch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to craft a good two-sentence log-line / elevator pitch.
The Art & Necessity of Critique (Part 1): How to find (or create) a writers' critique group
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to find, or if necessary create, a good writing critique group.
Do you want a Cookie? The question of revising on spec
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Whether you should make substantial revisions for an editor or agent who hasn't bought your book.
The Editor is Never Wrong, Mostly: Well, hardly ever
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
How to respond (properly) when you disagree with your editor.
The Pesky Typo Hunt: Why you should take the trouble to track them down and eliminate them before they can breed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
The best technique I know for finding the errors in your own manuscript. It takes some effort, but it works.
Amazing Writing Prompts: Homeschool Edition
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Home schooling
Finally, a collection of writing prompts just for homeschoolers! This treasure chest for young writers is packed with more than 200 fun, imaginative ideas. Prompts are inclusive and suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds. Use them for daily journaling or to jump-start longer pieces. Authored by a veteran homeschool mom, Amazing Writing Prompts is ideal for writers of all skill levels.
Taking out the Trash: How to dig out your unique writer's voice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
Agents and editors all look for a strong, unique voice--how to find and polish yours.