This week, it’s time for a writing craft geek-out session! Join Laura Backes, founder & publisher of Children’s Book Insider, the Children’s Writing Monthly, for an evening devoted to opening lines and strong story beginnings.
 
If you’ve been struggling to kick off your manuscripts with powerful, reader-grabbing openings, this is the session for you.
 
Laura also checks in with publishing links, and we celebrate the successes of some Children’s Book Insider subscribers. And our poll question this week: What’s your favorite funny book?
 
 

 
 
Links from This Week’s Social:
 
“There’s No Excuse for Not Knowing Where Your Book Fits in the Market”, by Nathan
Bransford
: https://nathanbransford.com/blog/2020/08/theres-no-excuse-for-not-knowing-where-your-book-fits-in-the-market
 
“How to Do Honest and Legal Giveaways as an Author” by Chrys Fey, on Jane Friedman’s blog: https://www.janefriedman.com/how-to-do-honest-and-legal-giveaways-as-an-author/

 
From ‘Wild Horses’ to ‘Wild Things,” a Window into Maurice Sendak’s Creative Process”: https://theconversation.com/from-wild-horses-to-wild-things-a-window-into-maurice-sendaks-creative-process-111901
 
 
Children’s Book Insider links:
 
Writing Blueprints (Use code JOYFUL to save 20% on everything) https://writingblueprints.com/p/the-blueprint-solution

 
Publisher’s Weekly Article about the Kidlit Distancing Social
 
 


 

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