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Sue Campbell
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Freelance writer and blogger. Into urban chickens, Waldorf education, insulin pumps and outlandish fiber art projects.
Freelance writer and blogger. Into urban chickens, Waldorf education, insulin pumps and outlandish fiber art projects.

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Nora and I are super excited about our new format for season 3 of the podcast.

Since Nora always wants to talk about history and I always want to talk about story structure, we're doing both!

Here's how it will work:

Nora will tell a story from history, and I'll interject at various points to point out five story structure elements.

Give the new episode a listen and find out how Cleopatra became queen of Egypt.

https://www.mommyspen.com/?p=4546
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This week on the Mommy's Pen Podcast: My 11-yr-old and I look at status stories -- it’s all about characters trying to come up in the world and whether we glory in their success or pity their failure. Give it a listen! https://www.mommyspen.com/?p=4544 #amwriting #amediting #amreading
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Kids tend to run away from morality stories if you call them that. But a good dose of humor helps the medicine go down. We explore what makes a morality story on this week's Mommy's Pen Podcast. #kidlit #amwriting #amediting #amreading #podcast #middlegrade

https://www.mommyspen.com/?p=4539
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No matter what your reason for doing NaNo, if you’re serious about your writing career and building an audience for your work, you can use your NaNo experience to help you grow author platform. (And no, it’s not smarmy to think this way as long as you use Tim Grahl’s definition of marketing: building long-lasting connections with readers.)
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There is SO much confusion — and straight up misinformation — around the topic of book marketing. Kinda makes you want to give up on marketing altogether, huh?

Learn the strategy to cut through the noise in this week's blog post.

https://www.pagesandplatforms.com/blog/step-one-of-building-your-author-platform
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It's not too early to start your kids on their summer reading!

Starting today, I'm releasing my summer adventure novel, "Martha and the Boys," one chapter at a time -- for FREE!

This book is a great fit for kids ages 8-11 who love books like "Ivy and Bean" and "The Penderwicks."

You have two reading options:

1. Sign up for the "Martha and the Boys" mailing list (link in the comments) and you'll get a link to a downloadable pdf in your inbox every Friday, or

2. You can read it on Wattpad (link in the comments).

Here's a link to the Chapter 1, wherein you meet the boys, Martha, and a cat Martha’s parents haven’t even met yet: http://www.mommyspen.com/…/…/05/MarthaandtheBoysChapter1.pdf
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The baby laughed for the first time yesterday. And it was even better than I imagined it would be.

http://www.mommyspen.com/?p=4108
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Oh! You guys!

I'm DELIGHTED to have a piece up on Mamalode​ today. It's for their July "Dive in" theme. 

I think you'll like it. I'm in my bathing suit making an ass of myself.

OR AM I?

(If you like it, please share.)

http://mamalode.com/story/detail/bravery-is-in-the-eye-of-the-beholder
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Scared to try a screen-free summer with your kids? Don't be. It's awesome: http://www.mommyspen.com/?p=4076
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I'm being so helpful at Scary Mommy today! (And cussing up a storm.)
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