From Children's Book Insider: The Latest on Writing & Publishing Books for Children & Teens


The M Word Revisited – Marketing’s Most Important (and Overlooked) Element

Today, I want to introduce you to the most important aspect of successful marketing. And it’s something almost no writers pay attention to. (Perhaps that’s why most writers fail at marketing).

Here it is….


We Need to Talk About the M Word

To succeed as a writer in today’s environment, you have to market yourself and your work. And you’re probably not too thrilled about that. Let’s change that.


Find Your Voice by Copying

New writers can develop their own unique voice by first copying the works of authors they admire, then using what they’ve learned to create original stories.


Writing Relevant YA Contemporary LGBTQ Romantic Fiction

Author Mia Kerick talks about writing her new contemporary LGBTQ fiction for young adults, and how all teens deserve to see themselves in their books.


How to Rise from the Slush Pile When Submitting to Publishers

Want your manuscript to leap from the slush pile? Follow these tips when submitting to publishers and agents, and give your work a fighting chance.


10 Rules for Writing for Children

If you dream of writing for children, these ten tips will get you started in the right direction.


A Simple Technique for Writers to Cope with Information Overload

Overwhelmed with writing instruction, market leads, helpful tips and “to-do” tasks? Jon has a quick, cheap and effective way to clear your mind and put all the information you need at your fingertips.


Picture Book Shows How One Woman Changed the World

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.


How to Find the Perfect Literary Agent

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.


How To Figure Out What Editors *Really* Want

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 […]

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