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Message Author Board Date
Re: Middle Grade Book Recommendations olmue Book Talk Today at 07:20 AM
Re: Word syllables olmue Kidlit Genres Today at 07:19 AM
Re: Editing questions ???? and Writing Groups Vijaya The Writing Desk Today at 06:34 AM
Re: Editing questions ???? and Writing Groups JodyJS The Writing Desk Today at 03:28 AM
Re: Beginning in Middle Grade Fiction KathyC Chapter Books, Easy Readers, and Middle Grade (MG) Today at 01:42 AM
Re: Middle Grade Book Recommendations KathyC Book Talk Today at 01:29 AM
Editing questions ???? and Writing Groups Vonnie The Writing Desk Yesterday at 07:47 PM
Re: Author/illustrator advance Vijaya Picture Books (PB) Yesterday at 07:29 PM
Re: Middle Grade Book Recommendations Vijaya Book Talk Yesterday at 07:23 PM
Re: "Show don't tell" different in first person, especially for kids books? Vijaya The Writing Desk Yesterday at 07:20 PM
Re: Word syllables dewsanddamps Kidlit Genres Yesterday at 06:59 PM
Re: "Show don't tell" different in first person, especially for kids books? JulieM The Writing Desk Yesterday at 06:27 PM
Re: "Show don't tell" different in first person, especially for kids books? olmue The Writing Desk Yesterday at 06:17 PM
Re: Middle Grade Book Recommendations olmue Book Talk Yesterday at 06:13 PM
Re: Middle Grade Book Recommendations Debbie Vilardi Book Talk Yesterday at 06:09 PM
Re: Author/illustrator advance Debbie Vilardi Picture Books (PB) Yesterday at 06:04 PM
Re: "Show don't tell" different in first person, especially for kids books? Debbie Vilardi The Writing Desk Yesterday at 06:03 PM
"Show don't tell" different in first person, especially for kids books? gbhike The Writing Desk Yesterday at 10:42 AM
The History of our Name mrh Blueboard History, Hints & Tips Yesterday at 08:15 AM
Middle Grade Book Recommendations Johanna Book Talk Yesterday at 07:26 AM

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