Writing Children’s Books: The Bare Essentials of Writing for Children

I was emailing a new children’s writer and realized that I had spelled out the most essential lessons to writing good stories. Perhaps you’re interested in my 1-minute advice on writing. If so, here it is:
I attended a Children’s Writer’s Bootcamp (which I recommend if one is held nearby). One formula they [...]

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Writing for Children — Where’s the Best Place to Learn?

In an earlier post, I highly recommended SCBWI, in particular the conferences they hold. Another great source of info on writing for children is a husband/wife pair that run a website, newsletter, and several ebooks — Write4Kids.com. Write4Kids offers the total package of very basic information for folks new to the business of [...]

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Why I Like Writing

I had a crappy day today and ended it by celebrating writing and the role it plays in my life.
After a crappy day at work, I got in the car, pushed in my audiobook and thought, remember, you can use this in your writing. Since, I write for children, you might think [...]

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SCBWI - Unpronouncable and Invaluable

In a couple of my previous blog entries, I’ve mentioned attending SCBWI conferences and it occurred to me that I ought to clarify what SCBWI is. SCBWI, is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It describes itself as “a professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s books.” You do [...]

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Time Management Strategies - How to Find Time to Write?

So I’ve set pretty clear goals to post on this blog once a day and to write enough to post items for critique for my writing group, every 2 - 3 weeks.  So how do I find time to do that when… I’m not currently doing a lot of sitting on my bum, starring off [...]

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