Writing research takes time and energy. Fortunately, writers can develop new projects from unused material or even recycle what was used. Letâ€™s find out how!
Contest: Great Outdoor Picture Books | 1st Place
THERE IS NOTHING SCARY HERE
July 21, 2023
Writing active nonfiction means getting creative and encouraging hands-on activities with kids. Could this genre be your ticket to publication? Letâ€™s find out.
In all that nonfiction does, writers need to decide what they want readers to take away from their work. Let’s explore nonfiction and The Big Idea.
Unity in nonfiction means the writing is cohesive, coherent, and creates a meaningful whole. Letâ€™s explore how unity gives you a better shot at publication.
Contest: Middle Grade Mystery | 2nd Place
17 Sherlock Lane
July 7, 2023
Narrative nonfiction tells a true story from history using storytelling techniques from fiction to tell a compelling story. Read on to see how it works!
How I Taught My Kids to Read
June 30, 2023
Aristotleâ€™s RHETORIC gives 3 elements for persuasive communicationâ€”Logos, Ethos, and Pathos. These 3 words are also what every book for young readers needs.
Rule of Three writing tools, such as a tricolon or hendiatris, make our writing different and possibly more interesting to readersâ€”always a good goal.
Contest: Great Outdoors Picture Book | 5th Place
When Thomas Cole Painted
June 23, 2023
The rule of three is surprisingly helpful in all aspects of writing. Let’s look at the rule of three in titles, query letters, and cover letters.
Look Through the Window
June 16, 2023
Plot is complicated and those complications are called conflict. Let’s explore different types of conflict your character must face in a successful plot.
What’s so special about the number 3? Three is magical because it’s the smallest number that creates a pattern. Here’s how to use the rule of three in writing.
Contest: Great Outdoor Picture Book | 4th Place
Let’s Get Outside
June 9, 2023
We find the rule of three in all sorts of places, but especially in writing. How can you make this magic number work for you? Read on to find out!
Contest: Funny Family Essay | 1st Place
June 2, 2023
Plot is the structure that brings everything together in a way that makes sense, drives the story, and results in an engaging read. Letâ€™s plot our plots.
Writers often complain about not being able to finish what they start. Are you in that spot? Here are 11 reasons why you just can’t write the end of the story.