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Respect Your Readers

OK, this is a bit of a rant. I’ve tried to figure out how to say this without potentially insulting some writers (although not by name) and I don’t really know how to avoid it, but this is something I … Continue reading

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Reads 4 Tweens Is Up!

It’s still a work in progress, but Reads 4 Tweens is ready for visitors! Please check it out at www.reads4tweens.com and follow us on Twitter @reads4tweens. This is a site designed for parents, librarians, teachers, and other people who care … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secrets

It’s such a typical trope in children’s books—the young protagonist, afraid of the repercussions, keeps a secret from the people most likely to help. I get it—it isolates the protagonist and keeps the focus of the story on the child, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

In our house, every day is Valentine’s Day—or whatever other joke you want to make. On a practical level, for our family Valentine’s Day is mostly a kid holiday, full of crafts and candy. So to celebrate our namesake day, … Continue reading

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On the Usefulness of Style Guides

The Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game is done. It’s off to the printers and I couldn’t change a thing about it if I wanted to. And now, finally, I know enough to actually write a correct and accurate style guide. … Continue reading

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Review the Review

I’ve been reading books I think my kids might like and writing some reviews. I hope to get a book review site up before the month is out. Rather than judging books as “good” or “bad,” the goal is to … Continue reading

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LEGO Was Already for Girls

I’m sure most of you are already aware of the “NEW LEGO sets for girls!” to quote the email announcement that arrived yesterday in my inbox. My initial reaction was annoyance. As far as the advertising goes, that hasn’t faded. … Continue reading

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Exciting and Elementary

The editing deadline for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying is this week and the holidays are coming at me with frightening speed. I’m compiling a list of topics I want to write about when I have the time and available brain waves, … Continue reading

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Good Tween Brain Candy

OK, so I’m kind of copping out—the past two weeks have been crazy insane and I have a good topic in mind that I don’t want to rush. So I’m throwing a question out to you. First, some background. My … Continue reading

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Muppets and Mythbusters – Making Memories

We’re in the middle of the two most insane weeks of the entire year for the Valentine household, so you get another post about the Muppets this week! Yaaaaay! (Muppet flail) This weekend I took the kids to see The … Continue reading

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