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Posts tagged ‘Jane Yolen’

Try this revision trick to polish your prose

Are you deep into revisions? Maybe you know you need to cut a few of your little darlings. Or maybe a few thousand? Whatever the case may be, here is one technique from Jane Yolen, the legendary children’s and young adult author.

Take a chapter of your manuscript and break it up into breath spaces as though it were a poem. Read more

How writing legend Jane Yolen finds story ideas and more

If you write children’s or young adult literature, and even if you don’t, you can learn plenty from author Jane Yolen.

Yolen has written 300 books and has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. In this video interview from FaerieCon 2010, she answers a few frequently asked questions and explains the meaning of the acronyms BIC and HOP. Read more