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An Exciting Update from Story Shares 2017 Best-Selling Author

Hailey Hudson is the 19-year-old author of Story Shares 2017 Best-Selling book: Hope Is The Thing With Feathers. She's also a freelance writer who spends her days exploring what it means to be a "hardworking creative," and how she can inspire others to be the same. It is with that goal in mind that today…
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Lock the Doors, by Lavanya Shenoy

We at Story Shares are always inspired by students who use their time and energy to share their stories with others. It's important that a wide range of voices be heard in the literacy field, and students writing for other students adds a valuable layer of authenticity to that goal. Today, we'd like to highlight…
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Story Shares: Who, What, Why, & How You Can Help

Who: Story Shares is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was created to engage and support the millions of students who struggle with reading in middle school and high school. These students don’t have enough of the right kinds of books to read; their lower literacy levels mean that the books they can access are written for younger…
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Announcing… *The Story Shares Best Seller Challenge!*

Exciting news! To commemorate our inaugural collection of paperback titles, and to celebrate the hard work of the authors who created them, we are thrilled to announce our first ever Best Seller Challenge!  This is a competition among the Story Shares authors whose books have been published as paperback editions. Each author has the same goal:…
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FAQ: The Best Seller Challenge

The Story Shares Best Seller Challenge FAQ   Q: How does the competition work? A: All books can be purchased here. Beginning on Nov. 15, any copies sold of your paperback will count towards your overall sales tally. We’ll be doling out prizes as sales hit the benchmarks. (So, once 10 copies of your book…
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Writing Groups: An Inside Look

By Joe Novara   Critique groups are important for regular feedback, for providing an audience as you move along a plot line, for hearing the cadence of your writing when another reads your copy aloud. More simply, a writing group is an excuse to produce copy whether you feel like it or not.  The demand…
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Why We Need Stories

By Joe Novara   Recently I heard that the Bushmen of the Kalahari spend a mere fifteen hours a week gathering food. The rest of the time they tell stories and interact. That sounds like fun—a kind of early retirement for the whole tribe. More to the point, I wondered how a people could spend…
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Reading to Write

by Joe Novara   When I did technical writing for a living, I would make a point of surfing the printed copy a company put out about itself. I was looking for definitions, key words, pacing, tone, and corporate culture. It never hurt to have clients recognize themselves and feel at home in a brochure,…
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Unity in Diversity: A Necessity, Not A Luxury

By Brian Kirchner   You probably have a smart phone, right? Okay, dumb question. (See what I did there?) Take it out. Take it out and look at it. I mean, really study it. What color is it? How big is it? Does it have scratches on the screen, or maybe even cracks from when you…
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