Sylvia McNicoll

Canadian Author for Young People

Enjoy a laugh with Captain Skidmark

Captain Skidmark Dances with Destiny by Jennifer A. IrwinMy rating: 5 of 5 starsProbably the funniest book I've ever read, Captain Skidmark also delivers some highly emotional punches. Will Stone thinks he's a loser and the world mirrors back these feelings. Hockey is...

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What the Dog Knows–Diesel talks about the book

The real dog who inspired this story consented to star in this video about What the Dog Knows. Worf is now about 10 years old and very well behaved. He used to be that dog that wagged his tail and threw over glasses. He's best friends with my way smaller dog Mortie....

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Mystery Writing Tips

Every story is a mystery in a way--of course some more than most. These tips should help will all story creation. Enjoy!  Thank you and Telling Tales.

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Second writing tip: Developing Your Idea

Second writing tip: Developing Your Idea

March 30 is looming and we want your story or poem. In the first writing tip, we explored how to brainstorm some ideas on paper. Talk about your idea with your friends or family. Decide what you hope readers will take away from your end, ask yourself what's the high...

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