The secret to writing middle grade fiction is not really a secret, but rather a discipline of practice for authors. That discipline is the craft of rewriting and being ruthless on your own work. This is what I had to do when I began writing the Saltwater Taffy book…an adventure book for tweens. I had to become my own editor. I had to scrutinize every word, because if I didn’t, my middle grade readers would see it on the page.
With that in mind, I will give you a few of MY secrets, because after writing three books and making my share of independent movies, not to mention 7 years of working on NBC’s LAW & ORDER, I am often asked… Read more