Writing for Children: How to Write a Children's Book, Writing for Magazines, Getting Paid for Writing, Getting Published
About This Show
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. Since 1969, ICL has taught over 470,205 aspiring writers. Listen to the director of both The Institute for Writers and The Institute of Children's Literature and bestselling children's author Katie Davis host the show as she focuses on the craft of writing for children. She talks about how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid for your writing, and how to 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.Read more »
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How Good is Your Title? | Writing for Children 108
HOW GOOD IS YOUR TITLE? Sometimes I find great fodder to share in the ICL archives. I loved this one, inspired by an article by Veda Boyd Jones. Have you ever played The Landlord’s Game? Come on. I bet you have. You know, the game that was created in the Depression? Oh, wait. That was the original title given to the game…it uses real estate as the theme. Does… Monopoly sound familiar? The Landlord’s Game was renamed Monopoly, and history was made. Often, working titles can generally be dull and simply name the topic. Before you submit, you need to give them the zap that will make the reader pull a book off a bookstore shelf. And although editors often change the titles of an article, story, or book, as a writer you want the first reader––which could be an editor––to find your title engaging. The best way to learn how to title a piece is to study successful titles. Join the Writers' Block! Looking for writers who "get" what you're going through? Need a little push to get yourself writing and submitting? Looking for a little feedback on your manuscript? Go to writingforchildren.com/writersblockRead more »
Rated 5 out of
Wow! Don't miss it!
These episodes are packed with information. So much so, that I listen to them several times and even in the car. So generous with help for writers, and the notes are full of links. Thanks so much for doing this podcast, brief, to the point, packed with info, and no fluff.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of
I love how quick and concise the information is and that you can get extra links on the transcripts.
Date published: 2016-06-21