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Maureen Kauzlarich

Children's Author

Blog posts : "book"

Too Many Book Ideas

 

What to do with too many promising book ideas. “They’re all really great, I swear!” says the muse.

 

Keep a notebook of titles

When ideas spring out of the well that is your brain, use a notebook like a bucket to scoop them up. One way is to write a title down. Keep a list…

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The M.I.D.D.L.E. in Middle-Grade Books

Middle-grade books are like sandwiches. Yes, that's what you read. All the ham, tomatoes, lettuce, and peanut butter in the middle of two pieces of bread (covers). The insides of a sandwich are the same as the interior of a book. It's layered with different fillings and given to many types of pe…

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Write a Short Story Before the Big Book

Writing a long book can be a daunting task. There are many ways to go about it including "pantsing" or writing as the ideas come to you. There's also being a "plotter" or someone who plans out every scene or chapter with an outline. These are the typical ways to write a novel, but there's also o…

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