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Sci-fi Short Story Finalists: VOTE FOR A WINNER!

New to Redeemedreader?  Sign up for our biweekly newsletter on our homepage!  You can also like us on Facebook or follow along on Twitter to keep up with our book recommendations for kids and teens. To see who won the Writing Contest, CLICK HERE. INTRODUCTION Back in October, we invited teens to participate in a Sci-fi Writing Contest as part of our Ender’s […]

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Summer Reading Challenge Finale: Readers, Writers and…Winners

THANK YOU It’s been a fun couple of months during our Summer Reading Challenge, and my family has enjoyed reading along with you all.  We’re taking next week off to prepare for the upcoming months, but before we do, we want to say thanks for all your support during the read along. We are very […]

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Let’s Take a Road Trip: Our Final Destination

Before I started writing The Middle of Somewhere, I did some research.  Every novelist has to do some research, especially if she’s writing historical fiction (three of my published novels are historical fiction).  An author has to have a sense of the lay of the land before she can determine which direction to go.  And […]

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Let’s Take a Road Trip (and the Second Key to Great Writing)

How’s the road trip going?  Have we arrived in Dodge City or stalled out in Pittsburg?  I’ll let you in on a secret: when I’m writing a novel, I almost always stall out around the third or fourth chapter.  Beginnings are easy—in fact, the beginning of this one was especially easy because I was struck […]

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Let’s Take a Road Trip–and Write a Story!

Our Around the World reading challenge book this week is The Middle of Somewhere, and it’s written by . . . um . . . me.  If I were not me, I might be objecting right now that assigning one’s own book for a readers’ challenge is incredibly self-seeking (and actually, a small corner of […]

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2012 Writing Contest: Book Review Winner

Last fall, we invited students of any age to submit original works in two categories: 1) book reviews and 2) short stories.  The deadline for entry was December 15th, and believe it or not, we got some great entries!   Tomorrow we’ll announce our short story finalists and let you guys vote for a winner. Today, […]

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