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Writer Wednesday: 11 Writing Tips From Children's Books

  First Posted: 03/14/2012 11:12 am   Updated: 03/14/2012 11:12 am

From Writer's Relief:

The books we read as children were written to teach us important lessons about various topics including friendship and bodily functions. But those same books can actually help us to be better writers. Here is a list of eleven children's books that still have value in a writer's adult years. If you keep an open mind, you can glean inspiration for your writing in these (and other!) unlikely places.

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"The Little Engine That Could" is one of the best examples of the power of positive thinking. Even when all the other bigger trains tell him he can't make it up the mountain pulling all that weight, The Little Engine succeeds because he is just as fueled by determination and optimism as he is by coal. Although it's an obvious choice for this list, The Little Engine's affirmation is too important not to be included. All together now: "I think I can, I think I can!"
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