Give a Kid Some Credit

One important fact writers need to remember is children are intelligent. A common misconception many beginning writers have (especially when writing a picture book) is children need stories that are "dumbed-down," or that preach a moral message. When you tack…

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Solid Plot Pre-Nup

Is there anything more exhilarating than starting a new manuscript? It's like the exciting early infatuation stage of dating, according to Ann Cannon, author and WIFYR faculty. Unfortunately, like relationships where lovers rush in, heedless, only to find out they…

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Synopses

Many agree that the synopsis is one of the hardest parts of the writing process. After penning a 300 page story, authors often are daunted by the task of composing a three page synopsis. Carol’s goal for all WIFYR attendees…

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