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Learning the Art of Description from Elegant Nonfiction

I am reading the following article in The New Yorker. It brings Sandy’s aftermath on Staten Island into sharp focus. It is worth study by any writer struggling with descriptions of  people, places, or events. Details are spare and perfectly selected. Similes and metaphors are clean, consistent, and appropriate.

The factual content is timely, fascinating, and important, but, for an attentive reader/writer, it is a master lesson in craft.

Ian Frazier: Hurricane Sandy and the Future of Staten Island : The New Yorker.

50 simple rules for making it as a writer – The Writer Magazine

From The Writer Magazine, here’s a useful article to read online. Many other resources, including writing prompts, are available on the site.

50 simple rules for making it as a writer – The Writer Magazine.

Consider Submitting to a Magazine for Children

If some of your Picture Book Idea Month listings are a little to complex for the picture book format, you might consider submitting the finished pieces to magazines for children. You can reach as many, if not more, readers with some of them. Click below for a great resource.

Writing for Children’s Magazines – An Ezine.