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I get inspired by pictures and paintings, and by people I meet. I get inspired by places I visit, films I see, and things I read about. Stories are everywhere. I love being able to explore them. Do you alter your use of language depending on which age group you are writing for?

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When I write for very young independent readers, I keep the language simple. But I love introducing kids to new words. Children are smart. They can work out what something means through context. If not, they can look a word up. Kids hate to feel like they are being patronized. Various ways. Some have been promoted through lifestyle magazines for youngsters and teens. My book K9 Heroes has been distributed through bookstores, fairs, catalogues, and even sold at dog shows.

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Some sell in bookshops and through Amazon. Letters to Leonardo somehow ended up inspiring a question on a high school exam in the UK.

Most of my books are promoted and distributed through the publishers Walker, Scholastic, EK and Pearson. I also do a lot of author talks and workshops in schools and at festivals. I recently got back from the Sharjah International Book where I presented 12 writing workshops for kids of all ages. Events like this are so much fun and they also allow you to stay connected with the people you are writing to. Doing talks and presentations at international conferences and events, and running online courses at writingclassesforkids.

Do you have any advice for someone wanting to write for a younger audience? Heck, you got a standing ovation! By the way, first graders will enjoy almost anything that gets them out of math. But is your story different enough from what is already out there to compel a publisher to invest thousands of dollars publishing, marketing and selling it? Can you look at it? Follow her on Facebook or go to www.

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Follow today. Sign Up. Now I realize if I keep waiting for that moment to come, it would take me ten years to finish anything. I can only tell you how I write. I think like a teenager, therefore I write teenagers. Her stories for teens and adults have been published in magazines and anthologies; plays have been produced inher hometown of NYC and adapted for film.

After many years as an arts educator, Caron now loves using acting and writing to teach social, emotional, and literacy skills to students of all ages through her author workshops. As for protagonist, oh, spunky Ramona Quimby created by Beverly Clearly will always be my first favorite and the kid who got me into this writing mess. I knew I was a writer last week when I had one of those moments of writing where time disappears.

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I get nervous and wonder, am I really a writer? When I was a kid I lay on the carpet of my room, for hours, reading and writing and imagining and not once thinking about being a writer, just writing.

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Repeat as needed until something feels Good Enough to show someone or needs to be sent to a drawer. Each fall I get better at remembering to use the exercises I teach in my Act-Like-A-Writer workshop myself in order to out of my head and into a sense of play. Her memoir, Planning for the Apocalypse , is forthcoming from 37 Ink. The plots were completely cliche and filled with tropes, but I the more I wrote, the more I felt like my characters were real, like I was responsible for finishing their stories.

When I write, I write wholeheartedly.

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I pull tarot cards, spend time with friends, or sit in silence and let my mind wander. Right now, my process centers around exposing the ego, capturing joy and sorrow within the span of a sentence, and embodying my ethics on the page and off. My process is rooted in the desire to conjure words I can stand by wholeheartedly. The New School Creative Writing Program is proud to announce its list of alumni and faculty book publications. The list includes publications from the "Big Four" publishing houses, university presses, and independent publishers. All four genres of study offered by the MFA in Creative Writing Program are represented: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults.

Each year, the Creative Writing Program celebrates these authors with its annual book party. This event is free and open to all with RSVP.

Jeff T. Tadzio Koelb, Trenton Makes , Doubleday. Seth Kugel, Rediscovering Travel , W. Katie Stevens '07, Fake , Bloomsbury. Allison Yarrow, 90's Bitch , HarperCollins. Shelley Jackson, Riddance , Catapult. Caron Levis, Stop That Yawn! The Creative Writing program will be tabling at this year's Brooklyn Book festival. Come by booth and say 'hello.

Sigrid Nunez appears on " Fractured Lives ," a discussion on life after you lose someone, as well as " My Pet Sorrow ," a panel examining the role pets play in the grieving process, magical thinking, and anthropomorphism.

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From Netflix :. What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? My mind started plotting a story about two young boys who find an old chest of antique clothing that allows them to change personalities with each piece of garment worn. In a prolonged and highly unnecessary fit of paranoia, I became highly suspicious of the previous owner of my rented cap and gown Loosely based on how I lied about my eyesight in the third grade.

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It is so exciting and immensely less devastating when I can look at an outline and have hope in where the story is going. Five Questions, by Nicole L. Nicole is a writer, screenwriter and independent filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Tag NewSchoolAlumni in your photo. The photo must be posted between June 13 and June 25, If you do not have an Instagram or Twitter account, please submit your photo here.

Need some summer reading ideas? Photo submissions on Instagram, on Twitter, and via the online form will be combined in an album on Facebook. Alumni and friends cast a vote with a "like. The winning photo will be announced on June 28, The photos of the top three finalists will be published on Instagram. The top three finalists receive New School swag.