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WRITING AUTHENTIC ANIMALS IN FICTION

Author Christine Kohler with her shelter dog, mixed schnauzer Abby.

By Christine Kohler

In playwriting class my professor advised to never put animals or children in your plays because they are unpredictable. However, in middle grade and young adult novels, animals not only often star in the stories, but may even increase sales. One of my favorites in realistic fiction is MG novel BECAUSE  Read More 

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