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READ LIKE A WRITER, a teaching blog

WEAVING FOREIGN WORDS SEAMLESSLY INTO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEXT

This article first appeared
Adventures in YA Publishing (March 6, 2015) and Uncommon YA (March 20, 2015)

by Christine Kohler

Imagine you open a book and one character's dialogue is in a foreign language that you do not read.  Read More 

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Chris Eboch on WRITING VIVID SCENES

[Note: This article is revised reprint from a 2012 CHILDREN’S WRITER column, published by The Institute.]

I read a lot of works in progress, between my work as a teacher through the Institute of Children’s Literature, my editorial business, and occasionally acting as a  Read More 

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FILLING HOLES IN THE CANON OF CHILDREN’S LIT

By Christine Kohler

I’ve always written to holes I see in children’s literature. I got into writing children’s lit in the early 1980s by writing what I could not find to buy for my own children—Christian contemporary “social problem” fiction with multi-racial casts. I sold the Growing Up Christian series  Read More 

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