The One Thing Separating You From Being the Expert in Your Field

  by ARHuelsenbeck In his 2003 book, There Are No Shortcuts, East Los Angeles master teacher Rafe Esquith speaks of his struggle to communicate to his students the level of commitment and self-discipline required to go beyond mediocrity and achieve excellence. “They seemed too easily pleased with their efforts; if they got most of their arithmetic… Read More The One Thing Separating You From Being the Expert in Your Field

How to Write Children’s Picture Books: You Don’t Know Everything (Part 2)

  by Yvonne Blackwood After much thought and utilizing the idea generation suggestion in my previous article, you have decided on a fabulous idea. You are going to write a children’s story about Ronnie Rabbit, and he is going to be anthropomorphic. Although you have seen rabbits in the backyard and at the petting zoo,… Read More How to Write Children’s Picture Books: You Don’t Know Everything (Part 2)

Science and Magic are Two Sides of the Same Coin

  by Ryan Decaria   After much contemplation about writing magic systems, I’ve decided on a new writing philosophy. These guides work for me, but should in no way be considered “writing rules”. In fantasy, I’m going to treat my magic systems like a science In science fiction, I’m going to treat my “pushed” science… Read More Science and Magic are Two Sides of the Same Coin