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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by Kell on August 08, 2019, 01:48 PM »
Congrats, Vijaya! How amazing and wonderful.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by AnneB on August 08, 2019, 01:25 PM »
How exciting, Vijaya! And, wow. If I ever need a secret kept, I know who to give it to!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by andracill on August 08, 2019, 12:53 PM »
V, this is so cool!!!! :wow  I had a student years ago who had a very strong stutter, and I always wished I knew more about how to help him (I knew pretty much nothing).
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by marla-lesage on August 08, 2019, 11:15 AM »
That's AWESOME! Congrats Vijaya!
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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: using internet sources
« Last post by Gbug on August 08, 2019, 11:06 AM »
Right---you definitely can't lump all internet sites together!! I just wasn't sure if editors at the magazines automatically toss away your work if any of your sources are from the internet, regardless of credibility.  It's such a tight market I didn't want to take chances with that. Glad to hear they don't! I can't remember what website I saw that said to avoid using the internet, but it didn't get more specific than that.

Technically the topic of the article is within my professional field of study/career. However, I don't know enough about the specific topic to pull it all from my head successfully, hence the need for sources.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by Pons on August 08, 2019, 11:02 AM »
:congratulations  and huge, loud  :yay   That is wonderful news!
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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: using internet sources
« Last post by Brian Garrison on August 08, 2019, 10:54 AM »
Putting internet sources all in one bucket makes this question a bit too broad. Like others are saying, the internet can connect you with reliable sources. You can access peer-reviewed academic journals, read a news article from AP or Reuters, search through information from NASA or CDC or Department of Agriculture, or find a blogger who cites several reputable sources throughout their post (in which case, it may be worth accessing the information they cite if possible).
I think an editor will be able to see if you are drawing from these instead of citing somebody's standup comedy routine.
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Book Talk / Re: Recs for SP MG & YA
« Last post by Vijaya on August 08, 2019, 10:46 AM »
For MG, I have both Rue's The Rabbit Ate My Homework (she used to be here) and Simon Haynes' A Robot Named Clunk in my kindle queue. Looking forward to these humorous stories.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by mrh on August 08, 2019, 10:40 AM »
 :congratulations :congratswave :fireworks :partytime :cheerleader :snoopy :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananakilt :goldstar :stars3 :love5 :star2 :yay :hurrah :flame :wow :hairdude

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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: using internet sources
« Last post by Vijaya on August 08, 2019, 10:38 AM »
Ginbug, a book goes through a lot more vetting than a website (sometimes maintained by a student) hence the requirement to use books instead of online resources. But if your online sources are credible, you should be fine. I like AnneMarie's idea to get an interview. Good luck!
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