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First Pages

Daniel Schwabauer Excerpt from guest post on KidLit Central The first pages of your manuscript are the most important ones you will write. If you do not capture an editor in the first few pages, she will not keep reading. Likewise with the casual reader. So how do you make the first pages interesting?
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Beginning an Adventure – PART 2

Daniel Schwabauer I faced the prospect of inspiring a group of talented sixth grade writers to write their own book. This is a daunting task under any circumstances, but I only had 45 minutes. How do you inspire kids to write a book? I didn't know. But what if I started with the most fundamental elements of storytelling? What if I began by teaching them what a story is?
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