An interview with Barry Goldblatt. He will be at Pikes Peak next weekend!
Check out these fascinating answers to uncommon, but vital questions about writing fiction.
I’m putting together materials for our local SCBWI group’s April Revision Workshop. One of my favorite revision gurus is Cheryl Klein. If you don’t already have it, pick up a copy of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Until it arrives, or even if you already have it, download this helpful plot checklist. The site even has a Word template!
Here’s an online newspaper for writers of books for children and young adults. It updates itself every day from my special Twitter list of agents, editors, and famous authors. Today’s issue includes new agents representing children’s books, helpful hints, and industry updates. There is also an archive, if you want to check past issues.
You can even create a paper of your own. It’s the most convenient way to catch relevant information from the captivating stream of information on social media sites.
To take a look, click on the link below.
If you write books for children, you won’t want to miss this post from the New York Public Library. Here are their lists of the very best books. Pick some of them up at your local library and settle in for some delightful afternoons.
If you have a list of ideas for picture books and are wondering what to do next, or if you have a picture book manuscript that has been rejected, here’s an excellent article about making a picture book dummy. It will help you check your structure and correct common problems.
I’m not going to SCBWI’s winter conference in New York this year, but I am still going to follow the conference blog. Here’s an interview from the keynote speaker, Meg Rosoff.
Here’s an interview with another literary agent who represents writers of books for children. I’ve heard through the virtual grapevine that she gives great presentations about that elusive quality, voice, at writers conferences. If you get a chance to hear her, take advantage.
In this post, she talks about some special picture books and why she finds them special.