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Sandra Byrd Lawson
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Oh, Christmas Tree
Oh, Christmas Tree
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The Poet's Dog
The Poet's Dog
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The Poet's Dog
I'm working on a chapter book series so I'm always in search of a great chapter book to read. And being an insanely, over-the-top, certifiable dog lover (or nut as most would think), I love ALL good dog books whether for children or adults. I have to be ext...
The Poet's Dog
The Poet's Dog
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Is Summer Over Yet?
I love summer! I always have. No school. Lazy, hot days. Hiking and traveling. Grilling out. Watermelon and ice cream. But this year, summer did not hold up it's end of the bargain There was the loss of loved ones that tears at the heart and mind. There was...
Is Summer Over Yet?
Is Summer Over Yet?
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What Do You Have To Do To Become A Writer?
During many of my school visits, the question usually comes up, "Do you have to go to college to be a writer?" The answer is, not necessarily. I have always felt at a bit of a disadvantage to many of my SCBWI colleagues who have degrees in Literature, are (...
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The Master of Metaphors, Similes, and All Things Descriptive, Oh my!
A quick refresher about descriptive use in writing... Metaphors are a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action where it is not literally applicable. Examples: 'you are my sunshine' or 'all the world's a stage'. If you thi...
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What is great writing?
All writers strive to be the best they can. We spend countless hours thinking and dreaming, outlining and storyboarding. We clack away at the keyboard. We revise, submit, and do it all over again. But what makes some writing better than others? In my opinio...
What is great writing?
What is great writing?
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Kansas Literary Festival
Here's the five Oklahoma authors that made the trek to Kansas for the Literary Festival on Saturday. What a great day of fun in the sun, fellowshipping with other writers, and books, books , BOOKS!   (Susan York Meyers, Timothy Lange, Marla Jones, David Rop...
Kansas Literary Festival
Kansas Literary Festival
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Just What Is A Chapter Book?
At the SCBWI Fall Workshop last week, Author Darlene Bailey Beard spoke about what exactly is a chapter book. It seems many people, even some in the writing community, are confused. To steal Darlene's words, a chapter book is a "transitional" book or a brid...
Just What Is A Chapter Book?
Just What Is A Chapter Book?
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Write From The Heart
Write From The Heart
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