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Writing Tips from Authors

The following guest authors' writing tips and advice for aspiring writers are on the Fairfax Network YouTube Channel

Alan Gratz: "Keep an Idea Book"

Carmen Agra Deedy: “Writers are Readers”

Christopher Paul Curtis: “Write Your Story”

Rosemary Wells: “Illustrators, Learn to Draw...Writers, Read”

Sharon Draper: “Start in the Middle”

Janet Taylor Lisle: “The Writer's Black Hole”

T.A. Barron: “Publishing Tips”

Richard Peck: “Collect Voices”

Kwame Alexander: “Teachers Have to Write”

L.M. Elliott: “Research is Important”

Eoin Colfer: “Make Yourself a Better Writer--Read Different Genres”

Peter Baker: “Get a Draft”

Brad Meltzer: “Tell Your Story”

T.A. Barron: “Find Joy in Writing”

Eoin Colfer: “Antiheroes Work in Literature”

Nancy Krulik: “Write and Rewrite”

Loki Mulholland: "Write What You're Passionate About"

Natalie Dias Lorenzi: “Be Brave”

Eoin Colfer: “Creating Characters”

Brad Meltzer: “Thank Your Teacher”

Fred Bowen: "Write Every Day"

Jason Reynolds: "Write Without the Rules"

Christopher Paul Curtis: "Rules for Writers"

Ruta Sepetys: "Ask 'What If'"

James Riley: "Write As Much As You Can"

Lisa Graff: "Read Whatever You Like to Read"

Stuart Gibbs: “Stay Curious and Investigate Everything”

Joan M. Wolf: "My Writing Tip for Teachers"

James Ponti: "Write Like You Talk"

Shannon Messenger: "Focus on Being a Writer"

Cynthia Kadohata: "Find the Balance"

Rachel Renée Russell: "Write What You're Excited About"

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