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We Need Diverse Books

Half of U.S. children under age 5 are non-white. But only 10 percent of children’s books in the last
two decades featured multicultural characters. The math doesn’t add up. And one nonprofit organization is determined
to even the playing field.

By Melissa Hart | Published: July 6, 2017

How to structure a premise for stronger stories

“A big-city cop moves to a small coastal town…” Developing a carefully structured premise can arm you with a strong story and a solid pitch line. It’s something agents can sink their “jaws” into.

By Jeff Lyons | Published: July 6, 2017

Rion Amilcar Scott: Writers on Writing

“Reading poetry every day makes your language more fluid. It makes you more attuned to the weight of words and more conversant with image and metaphor.”

By Gabriel Packard | Published: July 5, 2017