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4 Ways to Write Better Characters

When you think about characters in children’s books, there will undoubtedly be a few that stand out from your own childhood reading. You probably remember the awesome protagonist from that book your mom or dad used to read you before bed, or the devious villain from a chapter book your elementary school teacher read in…

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Creating Characters from Wants and Needs

Today’s 1-minute writing tip is about creating characters, and stories, by using wants and needs. I've found that one of the best ways to create fun and interesting characters is to give them something to want...and then take it away from them. I know. I know. It sounds mean. But we're authors. It's kind of…

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Generating Ideas From Problems & Solutions

Your 1 Minute idea generation tip for today is about putting yourself inside your reader’s mind, figuring out what kinds of problems they might face, and creating unique and fun solutions to those problems. For more tips, tricks, and writing how-to subscribe to our YouTube channel or join our mailing list below! Do you like…

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Minimize Excessive Word Use

I've always struggled a bit with editing. How about you? Well, if you're like me, then you'll love our new Friday editing tips. Starting with this week's tip on minimizing excessive word use. What do you think? Was this tip helpful? What kind of tips, or tricks, would you be interested in seeing in the…

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Make Writing a Habit

It doesn't matter what you write, only that you are writing. Yeah, I know, we all want to get right to work on our masterpiece. But it's maybe even more important to develop a good habit of writing before we make that leap. Not only will it make things easier for you once you start…

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