Bethany Roberts' Writing for Children Workshop: Writing Resources on Writing  Childrens Books
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Childrens Writing...

WRITING FOR CHILDREN
CHILDREN'S WRITING RESOURCES
children's book writing, writing for children

writing for childrenBest Books on Writing for Children- recommended books for your reference shelf

Children's Literature- web sites
Children's Writing Web Sites- on writing for children
Association and Organization Web Sites- on writing
Book Review Journals- children's book reviews online
More Sites of Interest to Children's Writers and All Ages
Online References- Tools and Tricks of the Writing Trade
Dictionary and Thesaurus- online
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WRITING FOR CHILDREN- Links and Resources:

LINKS:

childrens book writing, writing for children

Children's literature web sites
America Writes 4 Kids- children's authors listed by state as well as alphabetically; lots of links
Children's Books-
lots of good links for writers, including publisher, library, agent, and children's authors on the web
Children's Literature Web Guide- writer resources, children's publishers, children's book awards
Kay E. Vandergrift's Special Interest Page- children's literature web site, articles on several topics related to children's literature

childrens book writing, writing for children

Writing web sites

Children's Writing- Suite 101- lots of helpful articles here on writing for children
Colossal Directory of Children's Publishers- children's magazine and book publishers, submission guidelines, and articles

Institute for Children's Literature-Rx for Writers-lots of resources for children's writers, writing tips and support, articles, even a children's writers chat room
The Purple Crayon- very helpful article archive for beginning and experienced children's writers, fun quiz, and loads of links by children's book editor Harold Underdown
Smart Writers- publishers directory, magazine markets, writers on writing, writing 101, writing resources, and more
Write 4 Kids- includes library of how to information and message board.  Children's Book Insider.
Writers Digest- lists "101 Best Web Sites for Writers"
Aaron Shepard's Kidwriting Page- lots of articles and helpful resources on writing for kids
Verla Kay- loads of information for not-yet-published and published children's writers, plus a chat room- a great site!
Writing World- lots of helpful articles, columns, and interviews on writing for children

childrens book writing, writing for children

Association and organization web sites
Authors Guild- society of published authors
CBC (Children's Book Council)- association of children's book publishers.  Provides a very helpful members' list of children's book publishers- their addresses, needs, and if they accept unsolicited submissions.
SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators)- a terrific organization for children's writers and illustrators with an excellent  newsletter and conferences, and local writer groups.  Highly Recommended!
ALA -  American Library Association
ABA -
American Booksellers Association
CANSCAIP
- Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers

childrens book writing, writing for children

Book review journals online
Publishers Weekly- "Children's Books"- spring and fall book lists, articles, bestseller list
Hornbook- "for authors and illustrators"- articles, awards
Booklist - reviews and articles, index to past reviews
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB)- reviews, themed booklists, author/artist profiles, awards, archives
School Library Journal- articles, past book reviews

childrens book writing, writing for children

More sites of interest to children's writers
Kindling Words- weekend conference for children's authors, illustrators, and editors
Raab Associates- homepage of a children's book promotion agency, including "To Market" columns and a guide to building author web sites
Publicity Insider- PR articles and tips
Phyllis Cahill's Great Sites- extensive list of childrens writer and illustrator resources
Writer's Digest- includes list of 101 best writer's sites on the web

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childrens book writing, writing for children

Link Backs I would like to express appreciation for the following sites that have graciously linked to me:

Authors Promo page- promotional resources for writers
Manuscript Editing- editing and proofreading services- includes children's book editors
Writer Gazette-  writer-related articles, paying call for submission and freelance job postings, contests, resources, tips, and more 
Writers-Editors Network-
annual writing for children contest
Absolute Write- "the one-stop web home for professional writers"  
Author Network- writer resources

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TOOLS and TRICKS OF THE WRITING TRADE:
ONLINE REFERENCES

childrens book writing, writing for children

Baby Names- stuck for a name for a character? Try baby name web sites:
     
Babycenter- most popular names from 1800s to today (when was your character born?)
     
Cool Baby Names -14 categories of names
      Baby Names from around the World- categorized by region, religion, and language
Online Rhyming Dictionary:
     Rhyme Zone- rhymes (up to 7 syllables), synonyms, antonymns, homophones, lots more!
Encyclopedias Online:
     www.Britannica.com-Britannica online- includes encyclopedia entries, best web sites, pictures and photos
     www.Encyclopedia.com--articles with sub-headings for further info
Grammar and Style:
     Strunk's Elements of Style- the writer's "Bible" is online!
     Book of English Usage- is your grammar rusty? Brush up on your writing skills here
More Reference Tools Online:
My Virtual Reference Desk- loads of reference resources from one page
Fast Facts-
online almanacs, maps, calendars, dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotations, directories, news, languages, grammar, statistics, weights and measures, much more!
Word Play- Sites That Feature Fun with Words- extensive list of links of word-related sites

Search here!  Dictionary and Thesaurus:
(dictionary includes hyperlinks to illustrations and to topic web sites)



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