Have you ever wanted to make a difference, even just a small one? Have you ever wanted to inspire people.
Have you ever wanted to make a difference, even just a small one? Have you ever wanted to inspire people. At the Mariott Hotel in Denver, Anthony Fredericks inspired many with his informative and fun books. Mr. Frederick's favorite genre to write is nonfiction. "I like nonfiction because for me I find it much more challenging than fiction since I can't just report facts, I have to make the facts interesting. I have to put them in some kind of story that makes people want to read them."
Some examples of Mr. Frederick's nonfiction pieces are: "365 Super Science Experiments," "How Things live" and "How they Live as Long as they Do," "A is for Anaconda," and many, many more. This isn't the only genre Mr. Fredericks writes, though.
One of his other favorite writing types are scripts for Reader's Theater. This is a program where kids can read entertaining scripts with emotion. "I've written about 15 Reader's Theatre books. I love Reader's Theatre because it's a wonderful opportunity for kids really to become characters in stories. You get to act out stories as though you're one of the main characters. The kids don't have to worry about memorizing a script because they're holding onto one." Mr. Fredericks also mentioned that once a child performs a Reader's Theater script, they soon want to create and perform their own. These are the ways that authors can communicate with people without ever meeting; through the depth and concept of the writing.
As Mr. Fredericks and I were wrapping up the interview, he said, "Make writing something that you do every day. If you want to be a good writer, you have to practice all the time. I write for 3 hours minimum every day. I get up at 5:00 A.M., and I write every morning. If you're going to be a good writer, you can't just do it once a week or twice a month. It has to be every single day. If you want to be the best, you've got to practice all the time!"