Tone and voice are sometimes confused, the terms even interchanged. While voice is who we are, tone in writing is an attitude toward our subjects and audience. Choosing the right tone for your book can mean the difference between a sale and a rejection.
Struggling to make progress with your writing? Maybe you need to step back and take a breath. Here’s how…
Children’s book categories encompass children from birth through their teen years. Here’s how the age groups break down, and how each category is written.
In this article from School Library Journal, five reviewers, ranging in age from 12 to 15, give their thoughts on the latest books from popular authors. A must-read for anyone writing middle grade and young adult fiction.
Give classic stories a new twist to create modern fairy tales for children and teens.
If you’re new to writing, sorting out all the different fiction genres, and figuring out where your writing fits, can be a daunting task. In this video, our Writer’s Coach Teresa Funke explains the various writing genres and how to choose which genre is right for you.
A young adult author and former teacher writes about the kids he knows best – kids of color, gay kids, marginalized kids, poor kids, kids with disabilities, gang members, and incarcerated kids – because he wants all youth to see themselves represented in a positive light within the pages of teen literature.
New writers can develop their own unique voice by first copying the works of authors they admire, then using what they’ve learned to create original stories.
Author Mia Kerick talks about writing her new contemporary LGBTQ fiction for young adults, and how all teens deserve to see themselves in their books.
A good literary agent is your partner for building a successful writing career. Writing coach Teresa Funke walks you through the process of finding the perfect agent.