PROSCRIPTIVE: denunciation, prohibition, or exclusion

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It’s easy to confuse the words prescriptive and proscriptive. The odd thing is that they are just the opposite of each other. If there is a way of overcoming something, such as a writer’s block, or an inability to get the answer to a difficult question, someone may suggest a way that will help you […]

MIDDLE GRADE FICTION: stories aimed at young people between the ages of 9 and 14

Middle Grade

Ever since I announced that my middle grade novel was getting closer and closer to publication I have been asked, “What does Middle Grade mean?” It’s a technical name in the field of writing fiction which refers to literature that is written specifically for youngsters in the 9-14-year-old range.    I specifically avoid using the term […]