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Here I am, sitting in my new office in Germany, looking out the window to a sheet of rain and thinking, welp – here’s 2022!

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What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Using Unconscious Bias In Writing by Aimee Lucido   We’ve all heard about unconscious bias. We know about the study where if you feed identical resumes to a hiring panel, Harold will get the job more often than Heidi, Joe more than Jose, Shawn more than Lashawna....

Write What You See – Stories in Color

Write What You See – Stories in Color

by Emily Kramer   I love the simplicity of old photographs – the polished black-and-white pictures of my grandparent’s wedding day occupy prime real estate on my wall. They both seem rather debonair and impossible young and polished – it’s simple and rather...

Too Many Pesky, Overdone, Redundant, Wordy Modifiers

Too Many Pesky, Overdone, Redundant, Wordy Modifiers

By Aimee Lucido   In the immortal words of Mark Twain, “If you catch an adjective, kill it.” Maybe that’s an overstatement, but the abundance of modifiers (adjectives and adverbs) is a red flag of amateur writing.   There are all sorts of ways to misuse...

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Twitter and the Hashtags that Matter for Writers

Twitter and the Hashtags that Matter for Writers

Social Media.   It seems that everywhere you turn as a writer you’re getting the advice to jump in, build your following and, through that, viola (!), you have an enviable platform created in no time. Obviously it’s not that easy. There are numerous articles out...

Write Female Characters, Not Sexy Cutouts

Write Female Characters, Not Sexy Cutouts

by Emily Kramer   Actually, that should be expanded to include all characters in literature. But as the “cutout” syndrome does afflict female characters with depressing frequency, I’ll keep it focused for now.   What is the “cutout” syndrome? They are...

Don’t Hold Back the Diversity in Your Story

Don’t Hold Back the Diversity in Your Story

You may not think you need this. You may think, “I write what I know and the people that I know aren’t ‘diverse’ so I don’t need to write that into my experiences.” The thing is, we’re all diverse and the diversity conversation in literature, especially children’s...

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