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Turning Life into Fiction Workshop

I'll be presenting a workshop on "Turning Life into Fiction" at two Chicago-area libraries this spring. In addition to
Robin Hemley's writing book of the
same name, I'll be mentioning the
following texts:

Also, one of the exercises in my workshop is based on a Wednesday Writing Workout I posted on our TeachingAuthors blog in this post

 

If you have any questions about my presentation, feel free to post it as a comment below or email me through my contact page.

 

 

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Resources for Great Beginnings Presentation

Below is a list of the resources I shared in my ACFW-Chicago presentation "Great Beginnings: How to Hook Readers and Keep Them Turning the Pages":

 

Books:

  • Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy Kress (Writer's Digest Books)
  • The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb (Writer's Digest Books)
  • Hooked: Write Fiction that Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go by Les Edgerton (Writer's Digest Books)
  • Your First Page by Peter Selgin (Serving House Books)
  • Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Crons (Ten Speed Press)

Articles:

Blog posts by former literary agent turned developmental editor
Mary Kole
, author of Writing Irresistible Kidlit (Writer’s Digest Books):

I didn't mention the following articles, but they may also be of help.

If you have any questions about the presentation, you can post them as a comment below or email me via the "Contact" page of this blog.

 

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"Working with Small Presses" Presentation

 

In this blog post, I share some references included in my SCBWI Network Presentation on "Working with Small Presses," the article I wrote for the 2018 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market: 

For articles and sites related to book cover design:

 Resources for finding Small Presses:

Article on Ten Points to Consider When Signing a Book Contract:

  1. Part One: Points 1-5
  2. Part Two: Points 6-10 

My TeachingAuthors interview with Vinspire editor Dawn Carrington  

Do you have any resources to add? Please share a comment below.

 

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