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K.L. Going

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in Rhinebeck, NY, The United States
August 21

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K.L. Going is the award winning author of numerous books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World was named a Michael Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, and was included on YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults list and their list of Best Books for the Past Decade. Her books have been Booksense picks, Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild selections, NY Public Library Best Books for the Teenage, and winners of state book awards. They’ve been featured by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Children's Book Council as Best Books of the year. Her work has also been published in Korea, Italy, Japan, Germany, and the UK, and her novel Fat Kid Rules the World is soon to be a ...more

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K.L. Going Writer's block is SO hard. Ugh. Honestly, I tend to wait it out. Sometimes, I try writing something new. Something entirely different from what I'm st…moreWriter's block is SO hard. Ugh. Honestly, I tend to wait it out. Sometimes, I try writing something new. Something entirely different from what I'm stuck on. Another tip is to try writing by hand if you usually type on a keyboard.(less)
K.L. Going I love doing research! It's so much fun to take a subject I don't know much about and learn all that I can... I've researched a lot of different topic…moreI love doing research! It's so much fun to take a subject I don't know much about and learn all that I can... I've researched a lot of different topics! (less)
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Talking with Clara Gillow Clark about our Highlights workshop, Novel Beginnings

For the second time, Clara Gillow Clark and I are co-faculty for an upcoming workshop at the Highlights Foundation: Novel Beginnings: Building Strong Foundations for Your Novel and Your Career. Here we share some thoughts about writing novels, and about the workshop.


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Kelly: I do a lot of research, even when writing fiction. In fact, I sometimes t

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“Whats ironic,” he adds, shaking his head, “is that everyone’s so busy trying not to look like they’re looking at you that they’re really not looking at you.”

Wait. So what you’re saying…” I pause. “What you’re saying is…people aren’t really looking at me?”
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“You can't create love, Liam. You just have to take it wherever you find it.”
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“Doesn't it bother you that people don't get it?'

Pete starts to shake his head then he catches himself and holds still.

Nope,' he says. 'If you know what you love, it doesn't matter what other people think. Besides, people are challenged when they're uncomfortable.”
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