Writing for Kids

Are you interested in writing for children? There are tons of great resources at your disposal, though it can be a bit overwhelming at times, especially if you are just starting out. Have no fear! I've compiled a list of resources that can be useful whether you are just starting out or you've been at this writing thing for years.

I'll start with a few bits of advice I've written for this blog over the years:

Bringing On the Giggles in Children's Books

The Life of a Picture Book blog series

Facing Rejection 

Writing the Dreaded Synopsis

The Art of the Blurb

Writing Dialogue

7 Warning Signs that Your Picture Book is Forgettable

What Does "High Concept Mean," Anyway?

Tips for Writing Rhyme that Shines


More great author blogs:

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) - The blog and website of children's author Tara Lazar, founder of Picture Book Idea Month.

Susanna Leonard Hill: Something for Everyone in the World of Children's Books

Carrie On...Together! - The site of children's author Carrie Charley Brown.

The Writer's Alley


Other helpful resources:

The Society of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

Write For Kids - presented by the Children's Book Insider