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Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary is an epistolary novel that follows one side of a penpal relationship between Leigh Botts and Mr. Boyd Henshaw.  Leigh is a sixth grader, and he is Mr. Henshaw's number one fan.  Mr. Henshaw is an author.  Leigh enjoys Mr. Henshaw's books and decides to write to him.  At… Continue reading Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

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Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

In addition to reading every book that I can get my hands on, I also enjoy writing.  I do not know if my works of fiction are any good, but I do enjoy the writing process at least.  I have been reading more books on writing craft lately.  When this book came in at work,… Continue reading Murder Your Darlings: And Other Gentle Writing Advice from Aristotle to Zinsser by Roy Peter Clark

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Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole

Last night I ended an 8-day stretch of 8-hour work days with no breaks.  I have been reading a book when I could in the interim.  Now I have 2 days off to read and write and recover. I started reading Writing Irresistible Kidlit by Mary Kole as I have had some ideas festering for writing… Continue reading Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole