Just in time for Earth Day, picture book author Miranda Paul talks about her new picture book, One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, how to write impactful stories for children, and why we need more diversity in children’s literature.
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.
by Jane Choate Editors are famous—or is it infamous— for saying that they want something “new, fresh, different.” In the next breath, they state, “We want something like [insert current bestseller here].” How do we, as writers, interpret this? I admit that I have been flummoxed by it. Editors want the next Hunger […]
In her newest writeforkids.org video, bestselling author Alice Kuipers gives her best tips on writing realistic dialogue for children and teens.
Based on 25 years of editing and critiquing thousands of manuscripts, CBI’s own Laura Backes has determined that all beloved picture books have 7 specific things in common, and that incorporating these 7 things into your picture book manuscript will give it a much greater chance of success. This Wednesday (February 18th) Laura will reveal […]