Actionable Information and Creative Inspiration for Writers and Illustrators. From Baby Books to YA Novels.
What distinguishes an MG Novel from a Chapter Book or a YA Novel? Get the low-down right here: format, theme, language.
If you’re looking for resources that can help you find great new stories, this is your list! Find out how to find great storybooks from the tried-and-true. Includes many sources.
Without structure a storybook falls apart, or lets us down in some way, lacking the kind of Good Stuff we find in our favorite storybooks. Here’s a list of 10 things every illustrated storybook should have no matter what – so that your book can be a favorite.
Lita Judge is an extremely talented and widely published author and illustrator of children’s books. Be inspired by this Biologist who decided to pursue her dreams – to write and illustrate stories for kids and travel the world doing it.
What do writers need to know about the international market? A lot. This is how you write culturally specific stories with international appeal.
Writing for literacy on the margins isn’t an easy task, but with focused attention to certain details, a writer can incite change. To a coach somewhere in America, this is for you.
This is about how to write third person narrative, the most difficult form of narration to tackle. There are reasons why – but if you know them, you can avoid the common pitfalls. Here we go: Don’t Panic.
Here’s how you prepare for a successful book fair experience and even land a writing or illustrating gig.
If you’re getting your portfolio ready for an Art Director and aren’t sure what it should include, this is your To Do List. Here’s how to get successful Portfolio Viewings at book fairs like the one in Bologna.
This is where I get down to comparing book fairs from the writer’s and illustrator’s perspective. If you’d like to know how the Bologna Book Fair and the Frankfurt Book Fair differ, this is your source! Pros and cons.
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