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Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

Happy September everyone and welcome back to Claerie’s Tales! Today is Monday, September 3, Labor Day for those in the United States.  In honor of that, I’m going to talk about some things I learned while working away on a retelling of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves for a fractured fairytale anthology coming out… Continue reading Top Tips When Writing for an Anthology

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Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

In the spirit of back-to-school, check out this post from The Nerdy Book Club! This seems like a list that should be written by Captain Obvious, right? Of course students should read whole books from beginning to end! But does that really happen at your school? Or does the workroom copier groan under the load… Continue reading Top Ten Reasons Students Should Read More Whole Books and Fewer Passages and Packets by Cari White — Nerdy Book Club

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Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names

Names are one of the most important aspects to creating characters, because how can you write a story about someone if you don’t even know what to call them? Sometimes, like with my current work in progress, names just come to you based on what you know about your cast. When I started writing Work… Continue reading Character Creation: The Etymology of Choosing Names