Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.
~ William Faulkner
Here's the latest article from the Writing for Children site at BellaOnline.com:Writing for Publication
Writing a short story or a book is not easy. It costs. We have to invest our money and our time if we want to write anything worth reading.
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