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Kidlit Distancing Social #8 – Writing in Rhyme

This week on the Kidlit Distancing Social, Julie Hedlund, author and creator of 12×12 Challenge, joined us to chat about one of her specialties – writing rhyming picture books.

Understanding Children’s Book Genres

I just received a letter from a writer who said, “Alas, I find myself adrift in a sea of unexplained and/or contradictory publishing terms.” It’s true — you can read three different books on writing and find three different definitions of “picture book.” So, to make your life easier, here’s what I hope is a definitive glossary of children’s book genres:

Kidlit Distancing Social #7 – Tips for Getting Your Book Published

This week on the Kidlit Distancing Social, editor Mary Kole joins us to talk about submitting your work to editors and agents.

Kidlit Distancing Social #6 – Writing Young Adult and Middle Grade Books

This week on the Kidlit Distancing Social, author Dani Alcorn joins us to chat about writing young adult books.

Kidlit Distancing Social #5 – Ask Us Anything – The Sequel!

In this week’s info-packed Kidlit Distancing Social, Laura once again answers a slew of your questions about writing and publishing children’s books.

Kidlit Distancing Social #4 – Ask Us Anything!

In this week’s info-packed Kidlit Distancing Social, Laura answers a slew of your questions about writing and publishing children’s books.

Kidlit Distancing Social #3 – Magic Is All Around You

In this week’s Kidlit Distancing Social, Teresa Funke, kidlit writer and author of Bursts of Brilliance, joins us to inspire you to find story ideas and writing inspiration without leaving your home.

Kidlit Distancing Social #2 – Opportunities in Magazine Writing

In this week’s Kidlit Distancing Social, Kerrie Flanagan, author of Writer’s Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing, joins us to discuss current opportunities in the magazine writing market, and share her process for developing story ideas.

Full Replay: Connecting With Your Creativity in Difficult Times

An inspirational and educational webinar, presented by author Alice Kuipers, on how to find your creative muse under even the most difficult of circumstances.

Watch the first Kidlit Distancing Social, celebrating the life of Tomie dePaola

We kicked off our new weekly series – The Kidlit Distancing Social – by welcoming author/illustrator Katie Davis (with a surprise cameo appearance by author Steve Swinburne) as we celebrated the life and work of the late, great Tomie dePaola. It’s a fun, inspiring show and we know you’ll really enjoy it.

Children’s Writing FAQ #3: Can I Send My Manuscript to More Than One Editor or Agent at a Time?

Our third Frequently Asked Question by beginners is “Can I Send My Manuscript to More Than One Editor or Agent at a Time?”. Read on for the answer and links to excellent free information…..

Coronavirus / COVID-19 – Four Free Writing Resources for Stay at Home Parents, Kids & Writers

We’ve created some wonderful free resources for those who write for children (or want to use this moment in time to start on the children’s writing path). And we also have some very cool freebies specifically designed for young people who want to get started writing, too!