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A 2 Minute Master Class in Time Management for Writers

Feeling stressed? Can’t get everything on your “to do” list done? Spend a minute or two with this infographic and start changing your relationship to time.

How to Write a Children’s Book with More Depth

by Russell Hoy   Whether you’re an expert author or a kids book dummy, if you’ve ever tried to write a children’s book, you know how important it is to write with a particular audience in mind. Once you really understand the thought process of a child in your target age range, then you can […]

7 Things Editors at Children’s Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew

Ever wonder what editors really think about the submissions they receive? Read on — and find out!

Amazon Launches KDP Kids — Free Kids’ Book Creator for Kindle

Big news today — Amazon has launched a free tool that promises to make building an illustrated children’s ebook and posting it for sale on Amazon a simple, intuitive process.

The Successful Children’s Writer: Many Eggs, Many Baskets

We’ve been working with children’s writers for 25 years, and we’ve discovered that what separates successful authors from also-rans isn’t always talent. A lot of times it has to do with it the way they think.

The Three Commandments of Writing a Picture Book

Many beginners believe writing a picture book is a breeze, but it requires a lot of skill to pack a story into a few words. If writing a picture book is your dream, here are some tips to consider before you begin

writeforkids Interview: Newbery Winner Kate DiCamillo on Writing From the Heart

interview by Anne Tews Schwab for writeforkids     (Paid subscriber to Children’s Book Insider? See the bottom of the post for bonus content!)     As she gracefully accepted her Newbery Medal on June 29, 2014, Ms. Kate DiCamillo spoke about her mother’s role in the creation of her award-winning book, Flora and Ulysses: […]

How to Change the World as a Children’s Book Writer

Introducing Worldreader, an amazing organization that is spreading literacy and understanding to millions of children. Here’s how you can get involved!

Lois Lowry on Her Writing Process — and the One Change She Would Make to The Giver.

Legendary author Lois Lowry discusses her writing process, and the one change she would make to The Giver.

Ten Tips for Promoting Your Book on Twitter

The author of “Twitter for Writers” provides 10 easy-to-follow tips for authors seeking to improve engagement and awareness using Twitter.

Free Five Day Course – How to Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

Beat procrastination, overcome time constraints and find out what’s really holding you back!


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Five Reasons Fiction Writers Should Write Nonfiction

If you think true books for children are boring, then it’s been too long since you’ve read one. Lyrical writing, in-depth research, breath-taking photography, and detailed illustrations are the new norm in nonfiction. Here’s how you can reap the benefits of writing nonfiction.