November 8, 2018

Resources and Tips for Children's Writers

Some days I'm amazed because I get paid to write books for children. Other times I recognize the hard work I put into every manuscript I write. It really is work. BUT I love my job!

Maybe you've likely considered writing for children, too. Always the teacher, I have some suggestions for new writers.
I created a list of resources for children's writers. These are the books, websites, and online groups I repeatedly suggest to my writing friends, both new and experienced.

I also created a list of tips for new writers. Often writers submit to publishers before their manuscript is ready. I hope my tips will prevent that!

Also, the educational market is a fantastic way for writers to break into the publishing industry. Instead of pitching your book ideas to editors, the editors come to you with writing assignments (books and other resources).
I also teach multiple workshops for writers!

If you're ready to learn even more, consider attending a workshop or conference. SCBWI and the Highlights Foundation can get you started!

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Annette Whipple
Annette Whipple

Annette Whipple is a children's nonfiction author living in Pennsylvania who loves to inspire a sense of wonder in others. She also enjoys reading good books and snacking on warm chocolate chip cookies.

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