137:Writing Complex Subjects Simply

How to Write About a Complex Subject in a Simple Way

Keeping it simple for a young audience

February 22, 2019


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Part of building any story or magazine article is translating what you know and what you’ve researched in usable information for your characters and your readers. In fiction, your character may long to be an astronaut, so you need to be able take that extended process and explain it to your young reader in manageable bits. In nonfiction, it may be taking the technical jargon of how a chocolate factory works and breaking it down into words your audience understands. Inspired by an article by Devyani Borade in a past ICL market guide, today we are taking complex subjects and keeping them simple.

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Katie Davis
March 13, 2019

Hi Kelly, Thanks for listening! Because these are annuals, once they're replaced by the new year, the market information becomes obsolete. We do keep them available and on sale for a few months, overlapping the newer edition, for those folks who want to save a little on the old versions. The articles often stay pertinent, which is why I thought it was important to share the information ... but that annual is no longer available. You can get the show notes, which is basically a transcript, and/or get an up to date annual, available in our bookstore here on the site. Thanks again!

Kelly Roberts
March 12, 2019

I am a student at ICL and would very much like the source book mentioned. It is not in the bookstore. Love the guests!

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