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Buddy J.
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@noah-cochran – Thank you!


@imwritehere1920
– Hey there! I’m technically an SE oldie, but I was young back then. The most influential of the middlegrade books I’ve recently read was The One And Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate. It had me tearing up several times along the way, and even sniffling at one point. What’s a middlegrade book you like a lot?


@josiah
– Where does the law of diminishing returns apply to reading in this instance? Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s not a thought that is very common among even high level writers. I might argue that exact reasons for reading might shift. But in the big picture, it’s not about diminishing returns as much as it is how writer applies what they take in.

Published author, student in writing, works with HazelGracePress.com

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