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All about writing and publishing children's books.

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Description Part 1 Be Consistent

Reading Time: 6 minutes Your first goal, if you’re a novelist, is to draw the reader into your storyworld and keep him there. There may be several things you want to do with the reader once he’s in your world. You will want to move him emotionally because you want him to consider a new worldview, You may want to cause him to question his view and you may want to persuade him to come over to your view. Or maybe you just want to make him laugh–you want to entertain him for a while. Whether you are writing to change the world or merely to entertain, you need to, first of all, draw your reader into your storyworld. Paint a Logical World that Feels Real Writing teachers say you need to make the reader enter the fictive dream. By that they mean the reader buys into the world. If you say the characters live on Mars, the reader suspends their disbelief and buys into your story. OK, the characters live on Mars, the reader says. I can buy into that scenario. Writing teachers also say that ...

6 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Description Part 1 Be Consistent

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Blog Post

Reading Time: 2 minutesSorry for spamming you all this week. I published some audio files on my site, thinking I was publishing them privately. Instead I published them publicly with a password. And not only did the post publish to my blog, but Mailchimp sent it out to my list. It got worse because I was meeting an old friend today–had to go out of town. Had no time to fix the blog. So people have been sweetly emailing all day asking for the password. And I’ve been seeing the mail pop up on my phone but haven’t been able to answer. Oops. :huh1: Could have been worse, I suppose: I could have been arrested for drunk driving or something. Well . . . not really, because I don’t drive drunk, but you know what I mean. Anyway. I’m so sorry I spammed you all this week! This is what comes of working in the middle of the night when you’re braindead. To make it up to you, I’ll give you one of my audio clips. I kind of hate to share these because I taped them back before I learned how to...

--2015 JAN 7
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Blog Post
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Latest Episodes

Description Part 1 Be Consistent

Reading Time: 6 minutes Your first goal, if you’re a novelist, is to draw the reader into your storyworld and keep him there. There may be several things you want to do with the reader once he’s in your world. You will want to move him emotionally because you want him to consider a new worldview, You may want to cause him to question his view and you may want to persuade him to come over to your view. Or maybe you just want to make him laugh–you want to entertain him for a while. Whether you are writing to change the world or merely to entertain, you need to, first of all, draw your reader into your storyworld. Paint a Logical World that Feels Real Writing teachers say you need to make the reader enter the fictive dream. By that they mean the reader buys into the world. If you say the characters live on Mars, the reader suspends their disbelief and buys into your story. OK, the characters live on Mars, the reader says. I can buy into that scenario. Writing teachers also say that ...

6 MIN2019 NOV 26
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Description Part 1 Be Consistent

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Blog Post

Reading Time: 2 minutesSorry for spamming you all this week. I published some audio files on my site, thinking I was publishing them privately. Instead I published them publicly with a password. And not only did the post publish to my blog, but Mailchimp sent it out to my list. It got worse because I was meeting an old friend today–had to go out of town. Had no time to fix the blog. So people have been sweetly emailing all day asking for the password. And I’ve been seeing the mail pop up on my phone but haven’t been able to answer. Oops. :huh1: Could have been worse, I suppose: I could have been arrested for drunk driving or something. Well . . . not really, because I don’t drive drunk, but you know what I mean. Anyway. I’m so sorry I spammed you all this week! This is what comes of working in the middle of the night when you’re braindead. To make it up to you, I’ll give you one of my audio clips. I kind of hate to share these because I taped them back before I learned how to...

--2015 JAN 7
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Blog Post
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