Tips for Writers

My number one tip for those who want to get started in writing for children is to join the Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. This organization will help point you in the right direction on your path to publication.

Rhyming Picture Books – Mentor Texts to Study

Dr. Seuss was a master of rhyme, but writers who want to write and sell rhyming picture books in today’s market need to study recently released picture books. This is a list of mentor texts for rhyme. It is a starting point for study, consisting of ONLY books published since 2000. The more current the books you study, the better.

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Children's Magazine Writing - Links & Resources

I got my start writing for children’s magazines like Highlights and Ladybug. These links and resources are ones that I’ve found helpful, and I hope you will, too. ​

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10 Ways to Find a Critique Group

A good critique group is essential for writers at every stage of their journey. Here’s a list of ways to find one.

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Literary Celebrations Calendar

Literary celebrations like World Read Aloud Day can be a great way for authors to connect with schools and share their books, as well as a love of reading. Check out my calendar of literary and other celebrations typically marked in schools.

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