Fantasy Elements in Realistic Novels

I am writing a contemporary middle grade fantasy that includes many very realistic elements, including a real-world contemporary problem that is resolved in the end. The following blog post addresses a different sort of fantasy/reality mix.

Take a look at this inspiring and practical advice by clicking on the link below.

4 Techniques To Mix Fantasy With Realism.

Is Your Children’s Book Too Long?

If you want to know if your children’s book is the right length, click on the link below for guidelines. (Opinions about this do vary.)

how long does a children’s book have to be – picture books, easy readers, middle grade, young adult novels | Writing for Children and Teens.

Hit Movies in 2012 Show Why It’s All About Learning Genres

Truby discusses the art of combining genres to create hits. This can be useful even if you don’t write screenplays.

Hit Movies in 2012 Show Why It’s All About Learning Genres.

Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post | WritersDigest.com

Many of us are thinking about novels right now because next month is NaNoWriMo, the annual crazy time when people everywhere try to write 50,000 words in one month.

For those who want to submit their masterpieces and wonder about word counts in the publishing biz, here’s a quick run-down. Of course, there are always exceptions, but they are exceptions.

Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post | WritersDigest.com.