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The Benefits of Reading with Children

The Benefits of Reading with Children

Many of us have heard the Harry Truman quote “...all leaders are readers.” As trends in education inform us, these reading habits can be cultivated at a young age. Parents, teachers, and even older siblings help develop children’s mental, emotional, and academic...

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Kidlit: Writing For Young Children

Kidlit: Writing For Young Children

Stories are where many of us first learn to use our imagination and think outside ourselves. We learn to empathize, experiment, and build connections through the power of words. According to Jim Trelease, author of best-selling Read-Aloud Handbook, several studies...

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When Is Fair Use Fair

When Is Fair Use Fair

Michele Preisendorf & Angela EschlerWhen Is Fair Use Fair? Writers love quotes, songs, and funny or inspirational images. What word-nerd doesn’t? We tape them on our mirrors, dashboards, and walls and post them to our websites. We like them to set the tone for our...

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7 Steps for Hiring a Good Editor

7 Steps for Hiring a Good Editor

Victoria Passey1. Understand the different types of editing. There are several types of editing: content/developmental editing, substantive/deep-line editing, copyediting, and proofreading, as well as edits for style guides and fact-checking. Together, they create a...

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Why You Should Read Outside Your Favorite Genre

Why You Should Read Outside Your Favorite Genre

Why You Should Read Outside Your Favorite Genre You've already found a lot of great books that check all of your boxes and fit snugly into your favorite genre. Why branch out? Consider these reasons why expanding your library once in a while could actually improve...

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How to Find Inspiration as a Writer

How to Find Inspiration as a Writer

How to Find Inspiration as a WriterIs your next big idea at the tip of your fingers? Or are you staring at a wall of writer’s block? No matter where you are in your writing journey, you can always use inspiration. But getting that inspiration can be easier said than...

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Why Adults Can and Should Read Young Adult Fiction

Why Adults Can and Should Read Young Adult Fiction

Why Adults Can and Should Read Young Adult Fiction February 11th, 2021If you’re over the age of eighteen, you’ve probably experienced this: You walk into a bookstore or library looking for something to read. You start to go toward the young adult (or YA) section, but...

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