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Happy coincidence

We asked six contemporary children’s writers what influences their work.

Published: October 1, 2013

Bill Cheng: Chapter One

Bill Cheng, author of “Southern Cross the Dog,” chats about writing first chapters and how the rhythm and themes in the first chapter continue throughout the novel.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: October 1, 2013

Alexander Maksik on character and point of view

An author makes many choices before settling into his or her novel’s voice and characters. We asked Maksik to uncover his process for pinning down those sometimes elusive concepts.

By Megan Kaplon | Published: September 30, 2013

Character profile

If you’re stuck developing a character, don the journalist hat and set up an interview – with your character.

By Patrick Scalisi | Published: September 30, 2013