Inspiration for Writers

I just finished an amazing course in picture book writing from the Picture Book Academy. It was both informative and inspirational.

Every artist and writer needs an inspiration boost sometimes. Here’s a list of resources to keep handy. I’ve used most of them at one time or another and am looking forward to checking out others I haven’t tried.

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Top 20 Middle Grade Fiction Agents: 83 Sales — Fiction Notes

My goal for this month is to complete and revise a middle grade novel I have been pegging away at for several years on NaNoWriMo. To that end, I am compiling a list of agents to research. During 2012, I attended four writer’s conferences and met a number of wonderful author’s representatives. I am keeping track of them and have several favorites. I know from past experience with publishers, however, that first contacts do not always work out, so I am expanding my research online.

This morning, I found this helpful list from earlier this year.

Top 20 Middle Grade Fiction Agents: 83 Sales — Fiction Notes.

450+ Things That Kids Like « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)

If you write books for kids, here’s a list you won’t want to be without. It is sure to inspire a million ideas (and memories). It’s from author and Picture Book Idea Month maven Tara Lazar.

450+ Things That Kids Like « Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).