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

   

Writing New Adult Fiction

New Adult Fiction, with characters age 18-25, is exploding. But what, exactly, is New Adult, and how is it different from writing for young adults? Deborah Halverson, author of Writing New Adult Fiction, explains the ins and outs of NA in this interview.

   

How to Write Plays Children Will Love

Tap into your inner Shakespeare by creating plays for children of all ages. Here’s how to get started….

   

How to Write Compelling Dialogue

Struggling with writing believable dialogue in your fiction? In this video, writing coach Teresa gives her best tips for creating conversations between your characters that sound authentic and won’t stop your story in its tracks.   To learn more about Teresa or her coaching services or download a transcript of this video, visit http://www.teresafunke.com/  

   

A 2 Minute Master Class in Time Management for Writers

Feeling stressed? Can’t get everything on your “to do” list done? Spend a minute or two with this infographic and start changing your relationship to time.

   

How to Write a Children’s Book with More Depth

A story that moves beyond the obvious is a story that appeals to young readers — and their parents. Find out how to add depth to your writing with these easy to follow tips.

   

7 Things Editors at Children’s Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew

Ever wonder what editors really think about the submissions they receive? Read on — and find out!

   

The Successful Children’s Writer: Many Eggs, Many Baskets

We’ve been working with children’s writers for 25 years, and we’ve discovered that what separates successful authors from also-rans isn’t always talent. A lot of times it has to do with it the way they think.

   

The Three Commandments of Writing a Picture Book

Many beginners believe writing a picture book is a breeze, but it requires a lot of skill to pack a story into a few words. If writing a picture book is your dream, here are some tips to consider before you begin

   

writeforkids Interview: Newbery Winner Kate DiCamillo on Writing From the Heart

interview by Anne Tews Schwab for writeforkids     (Paid subscriber to Children’s Book Insider? See the bottom of the post for bonus content!)     As she gracefully accepted her Newbery Medal on June 29, 2014, Ms. Kate DiCamillo spoke about her mother’s role in the creation of her award-winning book, Flora and Ulysses: […]

   

Lois Lowry on Her Writing Process — and the One Change She Would Make to The Giver.

Legendary author Lois Lowry discusses her writing process, and the one change she would make to The Giver.

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