Writing for Children: How to Write a Children's Book, Writing for Magazines, Getting Paid for Writing, Getting Published
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Do you want to learn how to write a children's book? Make money writing for children's magazines? Every Friday the Writing for Children podcast publishes from The Institute of Children's Literature. ICL has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director is the host. Bestselling children's author Katie Davis focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published in the world of kidlit. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find resources, tips, and links included in every week's show notes.
Most Recent Episode
Cook Up a Good Story | Writing for Children 028
2 days ago
8 INGREDIENTS OF A GOOD STORY 1. A cup of plot. A plot that proceeds logically from beginning to end, giving the reader a sense that this is exactly how the story must be told. 2. Four tablespoons of conflict. Okay, I’m dropping the recipe joke… let’s just get on with this! Conflict is an essential part of a good story plot. So, who or what is your main character in conflict with? 3. Dialogue. Exciting dialogue that brings the reader into the story. Dialogue where children don’t talk like adults, and where all the children and adults don’t talk like each other. Make each character a separate person and they will automatically speak differently and have more interesting things to say. To find out the other 5 ingredients, listen to this episode. Read more in our show notes: http://writingforchildren.com/028 We want YOUR questions! The faculty of the Institute of Children’s Literature wants to hear from you. Let us answer your writing questions on the podcast. Go to this link and leave your question: http://www.writingforchildren.com/speak. If it’s featured on the show, you’ll receive an awesome embroidered ICL all cotton baseball cap. What’s Working in Your Manuscript, What’s Not, and How to Fix It: Go to https://www.instituteforwriters.com/critique-service/