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Saturday, September 25, 2021
Childhood Memory in The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky (Holly Schindler)
I rarely ever dropkick anything from my real life into my work. Once I started doing classroom visits for The Junction, though, I kept gett...
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Riding the Bereavement Train—Smack Dab in the Imagination by Dia Calhoun.
Did you know the Five Stages of Grief theory is considered outdated? I didn’t. Not until I looked it up, after death once more barged into m...
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
My (Literary) Cinderella Story (Guest Post by Jessica Vitalis, Author of The Wolf's Curse)
As an unpublished author, I spent years dreaming of my first book deal. I imagined my agent would call––no, my agent would show up on my d...
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Tying the Strings Together: Childhood to Adult Writer
As a writer, I often spend a small (okay, large) amount of time staring at a blank page, waiting to see what strings of narrative I’ll next ...
Thursday, September 16, 2021
The Cave of Time
I have a unique perspective here at Smack Dab in the Middle. While most of our contributors are middle-grade writers, I am not. I'm an e...
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Re-Union with the Basics!
As you may remember, I teach for the MFA Program at SNHU, working primarily with students who are finishing their creative thesis projects....
Personal Narratives 101 by Jennifer Mitchell
As a teacher, adding childhood memories into my writing lessons is something that I focus on each fall. In our district we always start w...
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Tapping our Inner Child For Writing by Darlene Beck Jacobson
This month's theme of mining our own childhood for ideas, settings, and characters in our stories really resonated with me. My latest M...
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