Identifying your storyâ€™s genre helps readers know what to expect. Here are the defining essentials of writing mystery and adventure stories for kids.
Different book genres allow for the potential of writing a book series. Jan Fields reveals 7 things to know as you consider writing the next great book series.
Using POV in writing gets us deep inside a character’s thoughts and feelings. Jackie Diamond Hyman reveals how to connect with your reader using point of view.
If you can describe your story with genre shorthand, it will help attract the attention of an agent or a publisher. Hereâ€™s how to think about genre writing.
Turn the page already! IFW Instructor Kris Franklin shares the important role of pace in writing fiction and reveals the traps where pacing can easily get stuck.
We know without a doubt that children love poetry and picture books that rhyme. So why do publishers say they donâ€™t want rhyme in submissions?
Looking at famous poems and really thinking about how the poem came about is one way to be mentored by other poets. Try one of these poetry prompts today!
Dialogue isn’t the only tool fiction writers have, but it’s the best one to reveal character, advance the plot, and inform readers. Find out why!
You want to be a childrenâ€™s poet? Great! Letâ€™s explore how poetry and publishing connect so you can realize your dream of becoming a published children’s poet.
Lost on the Prairie July 15, 2022
What makes a good childrenâ€™s poem? Jan Fields explores the essential elements of writing poetry for young kids including topics, imagery, musicality, and length.
Lynne Smith shares how to use familiar, relatable, and evocative details to convince readers that the people and places in your stories are as real as they are.
Contest: Sci-Fi First Pages | 4th Place
Rust of the Soul
July 8, 2022
Be a better writer by looking for new ways to stretch your writing skills including new things to try, new elements to learn, and new ideas to cultivate.
Come ‘N Git It! July 1, 2022
Want to become a better writer? Studying published writers help you see how they hook a reader, create interesting characters, and structure their stories.
Contest: Sci-Fi First Pages | 3rd Place
June 24, 2022
With the busy days of summer, writing prompts and exercises can keep your creative mind sharp when your actual time available for writing is limited.
La Châ€™ uupalo: The Conqueror June 17, 2022
Summer offers a chance to write something new and different to keep you active in your writing. Here are summer fresh possibilities for writing for children.