Picture Book Writing Month is Coming

If you write picture books, you might be interested in joining Picture Book Idea Month in November. There will be guest bloggers, support, information and more. Find out in this blog post. (Click on the link below.)

PiBoIdMo 2012 Guest Bloggers and Mascot « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).


The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers | WritersDigest.com

Here’s the most important tip for all writers at every level. Can you guess what it is?

The No. 1 Tip of Successful Writers | WritersDigest.com.

Finding one’s voice | Nomad War Machine

Finding one’s voice | Nomad War Machine.

In this post Nomad War Machine (love it) quotes a poem by Sir Philip Sidney about writer’s block. Can you believe they had it back in the 16th century? The last line is the keeper, of course, “look into thy heart and write,” but right now “sunburned brain” resonates as much.

Writer’s Resources for “Finding Your AUTHORity: An Interactive Workshop”

From Linda J. Armstrong

I am excited about leading a workshop at the Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference at 9 AM on Friday, August 14. 

This blog post features resources from my handout. If you are unable to attend, watch “One Way to Wonder” for selected hints and inspiration from the session.

 Resources for Writers


Predators and Editors


The Association of Authors’ Representatives


Writer’s Guidelines Database


Magazine Guidelines Database


Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers Submission Guidelines


The Children’s Book Council


The Children’s Book Writing SuperSite



Stealing Fire from the Gods by James Bonnet

Story by Robert McKee

The NOW Habit by Neil Fiore

The Chicago Manual of Style

Children’s Writer’s Word Book, 2nd Edition by Alijandra Mogilner

The Writer’s Market (Annual, also an online service)

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript,  Writer’s Digest Books


Magazines and Newsletters

Poets and Writers

The Writer’s Digest

Writer Magazine

Children’s Writer: Newsletter of Writing and Publishing Trends

Children’s Book Insider Publisher’s Weekly



Authors Guild

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Editors

Poets and Writers

Romance Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime



Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference (Genre writing)

CENTRUM (Port Townsend, WA)