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  • New Book Joe Campbell of Houston, Texas and I are counting down to the publication of our new picture book, Hurricane, which tells the story of young Keyon and how his family ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2013, 1:16 PM by Lynn Salsi
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Travels

  • Life-Saving on the Banks My recent visit to the Outer Banks was highlighted by events at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe.It was good to see Linda Molloy, the director. After her ...
    Posted Apr 11, 2013, 5:45 PM by David Burkhart
  • Voices from the Mountains Writers think a lot about journaling, but that's all. They think about it. At least I do. Pity. As years go by I recall certain trips and fun experiences ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2013, 1:44 PM by David Burkhart
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Random Thoughts

  • More on Southern Speak I received a few phone calls about my blog about southern dialect. This is an important topic, because I write and edit books using dialect. A close friend, also an ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 7:40 PM by David Burkhart
  • Southern Speak Some readers are put off by dialect within the text of the books they read. Others love the "touch" of culture that language offers and claim that local or colloquial ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 7:40 PM by David Burkhart
  • Diversify We hear a lot about diversity. Yet, we rarely thinking about the word "diversity" as it impacts our lives.I'm involved with a community of about 70 writers. They ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 7:03 PM by David Burkhart
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Writing Tips

  • Practical Student Writing Activities for Teachers March is the time teachers are pulling out their hair in the last minute dash to inspire students to write. The first part of March means that the big writing ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 7:04 PM by David Burkhart
  • Over-Used Concepts Writing magazines, how-to-write books, and instructors of writing seminars inevitably mention to fledgling writers that there are five things to remember when writing. Recently I saw a headline ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 2:23 PM by David Burkhart
  • Annotation Annotation is under-estimated by students of reading and writing. It is a cornerstone of understanding--of comprehension. This is a technique that should be taught in the early years ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 2:22 PM by David Burkhart
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