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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Make a Splash! with Kate Klise, Part 3

How can you make a splash this summer? It's easy, says Kate Klise, author of Regarding the Fountain. Kate was in Providence recently to kick off our summer reading program. While here, she shared with us some cool ideas for splash making. Here's idea #3:

3. Steal Someone's Identity.
 No, no, no. I'm not suggesting you steal someone's Social Security number and apply for a credit card using a false identity. What I am suggesting is that you start keeping someone else's diary. Why? Because let's face it: Keeping your own diary can be a bit dull. But you can write somebody else's diary. Write the diary of an 11-year-old prince who's been exiled from his native country and is forced to live with commoners. This is how you feel anyway, isn't it? "Awoke to another day of misery with these people who claim to be my parents. Can't they see I'm different? Don't they recognize my innate nobility? No, and so I'm forced to chew their tasteless porridge and clean out their appalling garage. But I have a plan that will put this injustice to rest once and for all." See how fun this could be? You can write The Diary of a Prince in Exile. It could be the first in your bestselling series. You could make a bigger splash than Jeff Kinney did with Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Write it this summer.

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