Bethany Roberts'
 

WRITING FOR CHILDREN
 WORKSHOP

~Writing Childrens Books~

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Interested in the art of writing children's books 
(or childrens in computerese)
?  
Here are lots of tips, tricks, articles, and resources to help you ...


BEST BOOKS on WRITING FOR CHILDREN
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  Selected books on writing children's fiction and nonfiction for your reference shelf

CHILDRENS WRITING FAQs- Answers to questions new writers frequently ask on writing for children: on how to get started, agents, illustrators, submissions, correct manuscript form, cover letters, query letters, multiple submissions and rejection letters.
WRITING TIPS ON WRITING FOR CHILDREN- Many useful tidbits on writing for children- on titles, beginnings, characters, dialogue, plots, endings, point of view, revision, and word choice.
ENCOURAGING THE MUSE- 24 ways to get your creativity- and your children's writing- flowing
WRITING CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOKS

  Picture book format, language, and story elements

    Rhythm and the read-aloud

 

WRITING QUOTES- Inspirational and instructional quotations on writing and  on writing for children
DEALING WITH REJECTION LETTERS

  Famous rejection stories 

  Reading between the lines- what is an editor really saying about your story?

 

CHILDRENS WRITING RESOURCES- Links, online tools and resources on writing for children 
CHILDRENS BOOK AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS-- Alphabetical and geographical listings of children's authors and illustrators, writers on the web with writing tips on writing for children, plus multiple author list links
  Interview with Bethany Roberts, from Know Your Author

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TIPS FOR NEW WRITERS
Interested in writing for children?

After years of teaching writing for children and of participating in children's writers' groups,  I have found that those who ultimately make it to publication follow the  "3 Ps": priority, practice, and persistence.  

Priority- Take your writing seriously.  If you don't, no one else will!  Make physical space for your writing.  Make daily time for writing.

Practice- A baseball player doesn't become a pro the first time he picks up a bat.  Writing is always a growing, learning experience.

Persistence- It takes time, and usually many rejections, to succeed.

 

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Help is on the Web!!!
There are some really great resources on the Web on writing for children.  Follow some of the links in Writer Resources for more help.  Also, one of the best things you can do is to invest in a few good books on writing for children.  You will find a list of top-notch books at Best Books on Writing for Children.

Writing for children may not be a "get rich quick" scheme, and writing for kids isn't as easy as it looks.  But for those of us who call ourselves children's writers, there is no better job on earth!

Best of luck to you and happy writing!
Bethany

 

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