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Writing for Children

April 12 2008 Writing for Children Newsletter

"A writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature."
~ Ernest Hemingway

Here's the latest article from the Writing for Children site at BellaOnline.com:

Seven Deadly Sins in Fiction Writing: Sin #1~Characters Who Fail to React to the Action Around Them

When a character fails to react in the way he should, the reader is yanked from the story world.

Please visit Writing for Children for more tips, articles, links, and discussion on how to write and publish for children.

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If you have any questions or comments, as always, I'm glad to hear them. I answer everyone who writes to me, so if you've written and not gotten a response it means I either didn't receive your email or I couldn't send back to you. Try me again.

Coming up in the near future:

  • Writing for Publication--evaluating published works.
  • Critiques of excerpts.
  • Conference Reports/What the Editors Like.
  • Seven Deadly Sins: Sin #2~POV.
Feel free to pass this along to family and friends who are also interested in writing for children.

Thanks so much!

Sally Apokedak,
Writing for Children Editor


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