Writing For Kids

What makes a kids’ story great? How do you write for kids? What basic rules apply to kids’ fiction:  novels, short stories, interactive fiction and graphic novels? Fiction gives children a chance to explore the world—to have adventures without danger, learn lessons without getting hurt, discover fantasy worlds, and explore values so they can develop […]

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Be An Actor

Today we are pleased to bring you a new blog feature, Holly’s Writing Insights. Coming to you the first Tuesday of each month, these posts will be short, to-the-point bits of wisdom that you can apply immediately to your writing. Here’s today’s insight. Be an actor? That’s a WRITING TIP?! Yeah. Seriously. You have to […]

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Read Fiction

All writers are readers. Not most, not some. ALL. It’s one of the few times you’ll ever hear me make an all-encompassing blanket statement. If you want to write, you have to read. If you want to write well, you have to read a lot. Not to learn voice—you have your own, and you don’t want to […]

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My Experience with The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales – Part One

Our anthology, The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales, hit number 2 on the New Zealand AC Nielsen lists. Find out how below. The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales was the brainchild of Peter Friend, Eileen Mueller and A.J. Ponder—three writers with previous editorial experience. A lot of authors consider putting together an anthology. However, there are roadblocks […]

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