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Review of Child Writes by author Terrie Anderson

A review for Child Writes: Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play...

'Succinct, yet inspirational advice for writers on how to create reader interest from the beginning and then to make the story flow.  Emma covers the creative period when the book is little more than an idea and takes the reader/writer through to the publication. Her advice is simple, fun and easy to deploy. I have to say it is not just about children's story writing either, I write non-fiction, and have been 'wishing' I could write fiction. Well, reading Child Writes has unlocked the block within me about how to start on the novel I know is inside. My review was delayed of Child Writes, because the creativity was so freely flowing for me, and I do not know of any other writer who can do that for another writer. I would recommend Child Writes to any writer, even an experienced one will pick up tips, ideas and inspiration from this wonderful book. A budding writer will find it a valuable source of how to and an inspiration at the same time. Teachers and Parents will also find Child Writes a useful guide on what to look for, and how to select  a great children's book to read to others'

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Memories - Treat them Kindly

Memory, All alone in the moonlight, I can smile happy your days ( I can dream of the old days) Life was beautiful then I remember the time I knew what happiness was Let the memory live again..’ Barbara Streisand ‘Memory’ ..

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Pen Name? Oh, I am just too lazy...

In 2003, there was a buzz at the Frankfurt Book Fair – a book by an author only known as ANONYMOUS was the talk of the town.  It was clever, it was racy, it was a game changer…  Fast forward a decade and we know the author was and is Nikki Gemmell* and now she shares everything about her world in a clever and timely fashion as a columnist, as a television personality, and yes, as an author.   I remember an interview with her (Denton?) when she described the process of writing the book and how, once she decided to take ‘Nikki’ out of the equation, she was free to write.  She didn’t set out to make life complicated, she just wanted to be free to explore. ..

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Self Promotion - How to do it well

Margie Warrell recently wrote an article for Forbes.com 'Self Promotion is Not Crucial - unless you want to get ahead'.  I liked her suggestions for setting yourself up to self promote well, rather than be considered a braggart. ..

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