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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

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How-To Write: All About Historical Fiction, Real Characters

In historical fiction, your focus as the author may be toward authenticating the setting, presenting believable characters and creating a compelling storyline that will grab readers and hold their attention from beginning to end. What can be an aspect missed while writing historical fiction is the opportunity to allow readers access to the main characters’ […]

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The Most Common Mistake in Writing a Children’s Book—and How to Avoid It

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The Most Common Mistake in Writing a Children’s Book—and How to Avoid It

Who doesn’t have a children’s book that they have cherished and grown to love over time, hoping to share with their children when they reach the right age? This month we’re talking about writing and self-publishing children’s books on the blog, and it reminds me of my love of reading—and how I don’t have enough fingers […]

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4 Tips for Writing Children’s Books on Grown-Up Topics

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4 Tips for Writing Children’s Books on Grown-Up Topics

When many think of writing children’s books, images of talking animals communicating with awe-struck children come to mind. Many of these children’s stories aptly summarize the youthful whimsy of naivety, as the young protagonists are captivated by every angle of his or her growing experience. Some may even feel the role of children’s books would be […]

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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

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“For the Kids” vs. “To the Kids”: How to Write Your Children’s Book

  Are you writing and self-publishing a children’s book? It’s vital to consider a few critical questions, which will ultimately determine your word choices and content within your book. Aside from deciding the basics, such as fiction or non-fiction and the theme or overall topic, the next most important thing to determine is your target […]

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What’s Unique About Your Story?

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What’s Unique About Your Story?

Each of us has a unique story; a story we may not think is special, but to some it may be the encouragement they need to make sense of their lives. Maybe you have been feeling the tug of God on your heart to write your testimonial down on paper, yet you keep asking yourself, “Who […]

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