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


A Top Editor on What Children’s Writers Must Know to Succeed Today

Laura chats with Emma Dryden, one of children’s publishing’s most accomplished editors, having worked on hundreds of books for young readers. Emma describes what all children’s writers must do to stay relevant and thrive in today’s publishing environment.


Make Your Writing Blog a Winner: Key Tips for Success

If you’re blogging to build a fan base (and you should be!) you want the time you invest to be fruitful. A writing blog can help you reach fan and wide in your marketing efforts — if you know what you’re doing.


Young Adult Authors: Here’s Where to Find Your Readers Online

If you’re an author of Young Adult literature and you’re looking to build a fan base of teen readers, this infographic will be pure gold. It’s from the folks at Adweek, and it shows the power of two platforms: Facebook and Youtube.


Struggling With Your Writing? Don’t Quit! Watch This Instead….

In this video, Teresa reaches out to anyone who’s struggling, and asking “why is writing so hard?” If you’re feeling that way, fear not. Teresa has all the inspiration you need!


Literacy Crisis: More than 600 Million Children Falling Behind in Math & Reading

A new UNESCO report declares that 250 million of the world’s 650 million primary school age children cannot read, write or do basic math.


It’s time to take action.


Write Stories for Kids That Teach… Not Preach

Here at writeforkids, we’re committed to helping you impact the lives of children around the world with your work. But what’s the best way to write a story that does that — but also entertains and delights young readers?


Children’s Book Insider Publisher Laura Backes has the answer, in this delightful video!


To Change the World, First Become Fearless

  Fear is indeed a powerful emotion.  Left unchecked, it can paralyze you, stop you in your tracks, and suck the life out of you, leaving you feeling powerless to move in any direction, never mind forward.   So, for this thought for the day, it’s really important to understand how you handle fear and […]


Book Fairs: Where Self-Publishers Meet Their Audience

Authors in all stages of their careers are signing up for book fairs, showcasing their books as well as themselves.


Book fairs can be bewildering. Which one is right for you? And how do you go about choosing it?


A Simple Trick That Can Have You Writing Like a Legend!

In this writeforkids exclusive, New York Times bestselling picture book author Natasha Wing shares her devilishly clever technique for learning directly from the world’s greatest authors.

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