by Laura Backes, Publisher, Children’s Book Insider The author of the true, classic middle grade novel does not worry about vocabulary choices or simple sentence structure; once children are ready for these books they are good readers. Middle grade novels are characterized by the type of conflict encountered by the main character. Children in […]
The first few lines of any story are the most important — and often most difficult — words you’ll write. The next most challenging piece of writing is the ending. Once you draw your readers in and take them through your story, you need to leave them with a satisfying conclusion. Here, then, are […]
DO: Learn the market. Spend lots of time in your local bookstore and library, reading through current bestsellers. Try to discover what they have in common, and how they differ from the books of your childhood. Perfect your craft. Before worrying about seeing your name in print, really learn how to write. […]
We’ll be covering Kindle publishing extensively here at writeforkids. But, if for some reason you’re still not convinced that Kindle is for you, here are five clear reasons why you should jump on the Kindle bandwagon.