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With help of a Girl Scout, Amesbury creative writing program brings dreams to page

By Carol Faingold Source: Newbury Port “Angel Rose is a dinosaur,” said eight-year-old Madison MacMillan of Salisbury. “She changes into different dinosaurs because she’s magical.” That power comes in handy when she’s playing hide and seek with her dinosaur brother and sister, who are not magical and cannot find her. Angel Rose is just one […]

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Is teaching writing as important as teaching reading?

By Molly Sprayregen Source: ABC News When we think of literacy, we tend to think of reading. Schools, literary nonprofits and philanthropists often focus on encouraging students to be strong readers with solid comprehension skills. While those skills are crucial, many experts say critical and creative writing skills are equally important, and are too often […]

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Foreword: What is a Foreword, Do I Need One, and How Do I Write One?

By Megan Fuentes Source: Self-Publishing School If you’re confused about what a foreword is, you’re not alone. A new writer, especially someone looking to self-publish a book, has a steep learning curve ahead of them. There are so many new skills to learn—building and managing a book launch team, finding a book cover design, making […]

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8 Things to Write About: What to Write About When You Lack Inspiration

By Nina Bosken Source: Self-Publishing School You’re struggling with finding things to write about—that much is clear. And you’ve decided to make that jump. You’ve finally worked up the courage to write a book. Congrats! Now the daunting question of what you’re going to write rears its ugly head. What on earth can you write? […]

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