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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
The second in a series of four posts celebrating the Oct. 9 release of my realistic contemporary YA novel, Hearts Unbroken (Candlewick).
We’re all living in the past, present and future.
Perhaps that’s never so true as on the page.
My 2018 YA novel, Hearts Unbroken,
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By N.H. Senzai
The reason I love writing for the middle grade audience is because at this age kids can still suspend belief and journey with you through a story as long as you create believable plots, authentic characters and dialogue that rings true.
However, you need to hook them in quickly, so my first goal is to create a story that “reels them in.”
Once they’ve signed on to follow your protagonist,
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By Tracy Marchini
I’ve been thinking a lot about page turns in picture books recently, and all of the amazing things they can do, including:
- Show the passage of time
- Create humor
- Dictate pacing
Show the passage of time
Using page turns to show the passage of time is probably the usage that everybody is familiar with.
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