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Poetry Pet Peeves: 7 Dos and Don’ts when Rhyming for Children

September 17th, 2012

1. Don’t invert syntax for the sake of making a rhyme. Unnatural phrases, don’t you see, The end result of this must be! 2. Don’t add “do” before a verb to make the meter fit. This error many folks do make. It’s more than my poor ears can take. 3. Don’t strain the pronunciation of […]

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On Writing, pets, and Puppy Mills Open Book Toronto interviews Rob Laidlaw

August 29th, 2012

Just days before the paperback release of No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs, Open Book Toronto has posted an interview with author Rob Laidlaw. In the interview, Rob talks about puppy mills, reading recommendations for animal lovers, and the dogs he has rescued and loved—even if it meant kicking down […]

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Writing Laura Secord: Historical Fiction and the Heroine

August 27th, 2012

Connie Brummel Crook is the author of fifteen picture books and novels of historical fiction. Her most recent, Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812, tells the story of Laura Ingersoll Secord, one of the most celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figures in Canadian history. Today Connie shares what it was like to […]

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7 Famous Authors who Wrote Outside the Box

July 2nd, 2012

True Blue is a step outside the norm for Deborah Ellis, who is known for empowering stories about kids in developing nations, not psychological thrillers about two teenaged camp counsellors with a murdered charge. True Blue was such a success that it made us wonder—what other famous authors have produced works outside of their normal […]

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