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STARGAZER OR NAVEL-GAZER?

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By Christine Kohler

This article originally appeared on the (ICL) Institute of Children’s website.

Is your main character a stargazer or navel-gazer? Does your protagonist observe the world around him using his five senses? Or does she mutter inwardly to herself, totally self-absorbed? If your character is  Read More 

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5 Ways to Move a Story Forward in Time

By Christine Kohler

Think of a story as a train. It has a beginning, stops it needs to make, and a destination. And it has a timetable at which to reach each whistlestop and the final destination. You are the conductor who holds the stopwatch.

"Literature is… tied to time in a way the  Read More 

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