Have you ever considered combining your love of nature with writing? Many writers never consider writing nonfiction for young readers, yet there are many places to publish science-related articles for kids. It can be a great way to break into print.
We spend so much of our time focusing on what we do, that we rarely take the time to ask why we’re doing it. And yet, that simple step can make a massive difference in the quality of the art we create.
This short video is a dramatic testimony to how understanding your “why” can transform the quality, depth and emotional connection of everything you write.
School visits are one of the best things about being a children’s writers. Meeting young fans, being treated like a star (which you are, of course!) and yes, making some extra income are jsut some of the benefits of bringing your work into schools.
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.