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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 10/16/2015** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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Moonshine - A New Poem

Some of you may already know (I hope) that I recently published my first collection of poetry titled Scattered Light, ...

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It's time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it's not ...

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Oldest Poem Ever Written - The Epic of Gilgamesh

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'd like to spotlight what is largely considered the oldest known poem ever written: ...

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Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing I've noticed a big push lately toward writing free of distractions. I would guess that any writers out there ...

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1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

It's time for the 1st ever Kindred Poetry Challenge! This is an Instagram exclusive. Here's how this is going to work: ...

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How to Write an Email Query Letter or Submission

How to Write a Query Letter for Email Submissions So, you've written a masterpiece children's book and you want to send ...

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Writing Tools - A list of Ten Essential Tools for Writers

In this top 10 list, I'm tackling tools that make life easier for the writer. These writing tools can be ...

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Children's Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

Publisher's Accepting Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions This is a list of children's book publishers that accept unsolicited manuscript submissions, or have at ...

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Awesome Words for Dictionary Day

I love words and I enjoy lists. So, in honor of Dictionary Day, I thought I would make a list ...

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Attention Writers: New Rules For Twitter!

Attention Writers: New Rules For Twitter!

Twitter has revamped its rules! Here’s a glimpse of some of the exciting new updates as per the Twitter blog: Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character limit. So having group conversations on Twitter will be easier—you won’t have to cut back on your message to ensure you can include every…

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From Draft Despair To Publishing Deal: Famous Author Examples

From Draft Despair To Publishing Deal: Famous Author Examples

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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9 Query Letter Phrases That Get Results

9 Query Letter Phrases That Get Results

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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80 Idioms with the Word Time

80 Idioms with the Word Time

Considering that time is such a critical element in our lives, it’s no surprise that the word time should crop up so often in English idiomatic usage. Here’s a list of phrases that refer directly to time. 1. a devil of a time: said of an ordeal 2. a legend in one’s own time: one…

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Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for treatment of possessives according to The Chicago Manual of Style; revise sentences as necessary: 1. I walked over to the Smith’s house. 2. The assignment is to identify and discuss “Great Expectations”’s theme. 3. I went to my aunt’s and uncle’s anniversary celebration. 4….

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15 Favorite Poems From Childhood

15 Favorite Poems From Childhood

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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New Poem – Plight of the Roofless

New Poem – Plight of the Roofless

Plight of the Roofless You seem abnormal, slightly off-kilter. You frantically pace the grass, unable to keep your own speed. You are dirty, possibly never showering in your entire life. You find food virtually anywhere; on the ground, in a dumpster, in a tree, if need be. Amid countless twitches and face scratches, you shove…

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It’s time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it’s not exactly a children’s book, but it does have some fantastic pictures! Haven of Dante is a graphic novel by the very talented Leonardo Ramirez, illustrated by Davy Fisher, and is currently out for preorder at Amazon….

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