writing for children blog

ICL’s weekly blog article features freelance writer Jan Fields.

With over 100 published books and magazine articles, Jan delivers first-hand knowledge on how to sharpen, submit, and market your writing. Jan’s articles explore inevitable writing struggles and offers tireless strategies and techniques to support you in reaching your writing goals.

Rediscover Your Writing Passion

Rediscover Your Writing Passion

Whenever we take a break from writing, it can be difficult to get back in the groove. Will we ever get it back? Let’s talk about ways to rediscover your writing passion.

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Try New Writing Techniques

Try New Writing Techniques

How often do we, as writers, try new things with our writing? Fall is the time to take advantage of new opportunities to learn new writing techniques.

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Introducing Genre Writing

Introducing Genre Writing

If you can describe your story with genre shorthand, it will help attract the attention of an agent or a publisher. Here’s how to think about genre writing.

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The Trouble with Rhyme

The Trouble with Rhyme

We know without a doubt that children love poetry and picture books that rhyme. So why do publishers say they don’t want rhyme in submissions?

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