For Writers

Are you an aspiring writer of childrens books?  Check out these links and pursue your own journey in writing!

Resources for writing for Middle Grade and Young Adult Audiences :

NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month (hint: Its in November!)

Writing Irresistible Kidlit, by Mary Cole

Save the Cat, by Blake Snyder

Second Sight, by Cheryl Klein

Break into Fiction: 11 Steps to Building a Story that Sells, by Mary Buckham and Diana Love

Chapter After Chapter, by Heather Sellers

Page After Page, by Heather Sellers

The Novelists Notebook, by Laurie Henry

The Plot Whisperer, by Martha Alderson

Interested in writing Picture Books? Here are some places to get started.

Groups and Associations:

SCBWI Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators

CBI Clubhouse  Childrens Book Insider

Julie Hedlunds 12 x 12  Write one picture book per month for 12 months

Courses and classes:

Picture Book Academy with Dr. Mira Reisberg

Making Picture Book Magic with Susanna Leonard Hill

Just Write for Kids with Emma Walton Hamilton

Anastasia Suen

Highlights Foundation Writers Workshops

Recommended Reading:

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Childrens Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career, by Nancy I. Sanders

Writing Picture Books, by Ann Whitford Paul

How to Write a Childrens Picture Book (Volumes I-III), by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock

2013 Childrens Writers & Illustrators Market, edited by Chuck Sambuchino