Diary of a Student

Take a peek inside the Institute of Children's Literature course Writing for Children & Teens as student (and now graduate!) Kimberley Moran shares her journey from beginning to end.

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From Inspiration to Publication Kimberley Gets Serious About Writing for Children and Teenagers
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From Inspiration to Publication To Trust or Not to Trust the Process? That is the Question.
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From Inspiration to Publication Through Thick and Thin
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The Difference Between Wordy and Concise I don’t love what I’m writing, I love that I’m writing.
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From Inspiration to Publication Notebooking for the win
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From Inspiration to Publication Blossoming into the Writer You Were Meant to Be
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From Inspiration to Publication Insecurity vs. Determination - Who Will Win?
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From Inspiration to Publication The Research Assembly Line
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From Inspiration to Publication The 30 Minute Success Story
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From Inspiration to Publication Things are not always how they seem
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From Inspiration to Publication Connecting the threads of your characters
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From Inspiration to Publication How Writing is Like Climbing a Mountain
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From Inspiration to Publication Raising Strong Characters
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From Inspiration to Publication Life as a Working Writer
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From Inspiration to Publication When Life Gets in the Way of Writing
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From Inspiration to Publication Why Take a Writing Course
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From Inspiration to Publication Learning the Language of Publishing
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From Inspiration to Publication How to Brainstorm Article Ideas
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From Inspiration to Publication Observe Life, Write Better
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From Inspiration to Publication Be an Original
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From Inspiration to Publication Kimberley answers your questions
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From Inspiration to Publication Kimberley answers more of your questions!
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From Inspiration to Publication Lessons Learned
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By Mara Kim Amazon review, Verified Purchase

"This is another great read from [ICL]... When I saw this particular one, I grabbed it immediately ... This book is a great addition to a writer's (whether published or not) shelf ... I highly recommend their writing courses. You receive feedback on your work from published authors. You will be encouraged but also pushed to make your story from good to great."