She’s authored dozens of books. Now, as she celebrates her 35th year writing, Jane McBride offers her top 35 lessons learned. Enjoy some remarkable insight from a true professional.
No matter the age of your reader, knowing your audience is key. Knowing their tastes, their needs, their wants, their expectations is vital in penning the kind of stories that will touch their hearts and minds. Jane Choate is here to give you some easy steps to truly understand your readers.
Writing dialogue seems like it should be easy and natural. In truth, it can be quite tricky. Here’s some great advice to make mastering the art of dialogue much easier.
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.
Tone is one of the trickiest issues for many writers. In this piece, veteran author Jane McBride explains it all, simply and elegantly.
From theater critic to debut picture book author may seem a bit of a stretch, but Nancy Churnin hit one out of the park with her biography of a celebrated athlete whose passion and persistence kept him going in the face of resistance and rejection.
Attending book fairs and publishing conferences can provide unique opportunities for children’s book authors and illustrators to learn about their industry, the marketplace, and to network with publishers, freelancers, and others on whom they depend for successful careers.
Using the five senses as you create the world your character inhabits makes it real and compelling to your readers.
How the writers of HBO’s Westworld pulled off a masterful bit of “show, don’t tell” – and what you can learn from it.
Here’s the complete webinar from July 7, in which Children’s Book Insider publisher Laura Backes reveals her biggest picture book writing insights. She also hosts a 30 minute “Ask me Anything” session that’s packed with great picture book writing advice.
There’s also a sneak preview of our upcoming tool Picture Book Blueprint.