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The Institute of Children's Literature Podcast!

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Do you want to learn how to write for children? The Institute of Children's Literature has taught hundreds of thousands of aspiring writers, and the director of ICL is the host of Writing for Children. The show focuses on the craft of writing for children: how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid, and get published. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus, hard-to-find resources and links included in every week's show notes. 

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Novel Writing FAQs Answering a few unusual but frequent questions
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An Interview with Anne R. Allen Tips from a Novelist and Blogging Expert
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8 Tips for Your Writer Website Must-haves for your author platform
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5 Tips for Your Amazon Author Page Making a Great First Impression
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How to Write Dialogue Tips for Creating Quality Dialogue
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Dave Chesson - The Kindlepreneur An Interview with a Self-Publishing Expert
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Leaving the Nest Spread your wings with a new kind of writing
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Where Should Your Money Go? Part 2
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Where Should Your Money Go? Part 1
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Revision: Your First Step to Fantastic Writing Nope, you're not done yet.
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Distance: The Key to Revision How to get distance from your own manuscript
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Revise Your View of Revision Creating a Revision Plan
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How Good is Your Title? Revising Until It's GREAT!
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Interview with Deborah Heiligman Talking Revision with the Bestselling Author
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How to Write an Interview Turning Your Interview into a Article
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How to Conduct an Interview Tips for interviewing your nonfiction subjects
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Nonfiction Articles You Can Write Part 2 More of What Magazines are Looking For
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Nonfiction Articles You Can Write Part 1 Do You Know What Magazines are Looking For?
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Nonfiction Guest Expert Christine Taylor-Butler An Interview with the Prolific Author
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Listener Q & A Your questions answered!
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We Celebrate! Our Most Popular Episodes in One Place
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Character Development with Eileen Robinson An Interview with an Editor and Publisher
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How to Win a Contest 4 Tips to Take You to the Winners' Circle
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How to Build a Good Mystery Part 2 Decide the Turning Point
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How to Build a Good Mystery Part 1 Ask the Right Question
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Why Entering a Contest Helps YOU An Interview with ICL Contest Judge Nancy Coffelt
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Basic Story Elements Character, Setting, and Theme
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What is Story Form? Understanding the Basics of Story Structure
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Get Children to Read Your Book Engage your reader beyond the first paragraph
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What are the Rules? Make the rules, but then stick to them
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Talking Story Development with Chris Tebbetts An Interview with the NYT Bestselling Author
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Hello, Editor? Here's a Submission. How to Submit to an Editor
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How to Choose Your Educational Writing Sample The Secrets to Samples
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Making Your Submissions Plan Start Before You Finish Writing
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Top 3 Submission Tips An Interview with Julie Hedlund
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When You Have No Ideas What to do when the ideas won't come
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Idea Theft Will Someone Steal Your Idea?
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Idea Mining Where do ideas come from?
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700,000 Copies and Six Figures Later An Interview with Maria Dismondy
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How to Have a Happy New Year aka Happy New Year ... Now What?
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Be Kind When You Rewind A Kind Assessment of Your Year
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Writer's Hibernation Are You Feeling a Writer's Hibernation?
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How to Know Where You Can Get Published, Part 2 An Interview with Market Guide Editor-in-Chief Marni McNiff
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Thankful Things to be Grateful for as a Writer
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You Have No Option What to Do When You're Too Busy to Write
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Treat Yourself Rewards and Challenges
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How to Know Where You Can Get Published, Part 1 An Interview with Market Guide Editor-in-Chief Marni McNiff
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Authentic Kid Voice Creating Quality Dialogue
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Look in Your Junk Drawer Rethink, Restore, Revise
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Five Things to Worry About Details You Should Sweat About
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Let's Solve That Crafting a Satisfying Solution
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Five Tips for Success Tips for earning a steady income from a working writer
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How to Write Craft Articles (That Magazines Will Buy!)
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Get Engaged (No Ring Required!)
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Dangerous Writing Tools Knowing What to Use and When
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What To Do with the Hard Times The Key to Pushing Through
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The Nature of Plot Following the Flight of the Arrow
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Picturing Picture Book Summit FREE Mini Summit
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Finding Your Way to The End - Part 2 Famous Last Words
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Finding Your Way to The End - Part 1 Timing Your Transformations
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Show Some Respect Why Submissions Guidelines Matter
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Last Minute Dialogue Checklist The Key to Sparkling Conversation
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Catch 'Em with the Query Avoid the #1 Mistake Writers Make
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7 Tips for Creating Compelling Conflict Keep Your Audience Engaged
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8 Must-Know Facts About Magazine Nonfiction What You Need to Know Before You Submit Your Next Article
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7 Steps for Taking Your Work to the Next Level From So-So to So Good!
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8 Steps to Perfect Dialogue Format Best Practices for Writing Conversations
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8 Tips to Help You Get to Know Your Character Questions Every Writer Should Ask
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Sounds Good to Me Fun with Sound
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Get Crafty Time to Try Out Some Crafts
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Refuse to Be Bored And Be a Better Writer for It
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Five Common Character Motivations What's driving your character?
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Sometimes, Ya Gotta Rhyme Three Essentials You Need to Sell a Rhyming Picture Book
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Celebrating the National Ambassadors for Young People's Literature Interviews with Champions of Children's Literature
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Short Story Characters, Problems, and Changes, oh my!
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What to Expect When You're Expecting to Go to a Writing Conference Part 2 What Not to Do and What Not to Wear
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What to Expect When You're Expecting to Go to a Writing Conference Part 1 Making the Most of Your Conference Time
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ISBNs Explained What's an ISBN and Why You Need One
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Help! I'm Stuck! 5 Tips to Get Out of Your Writing Rut
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Explaining the Advance Debunking Common Myths about Advances from Publishers
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Tell Adults to Butt Out Grown Ups Should Be Seen and Not Heard
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The Hero's Journey for Magazine Writers A Call to Adventure
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Layered Writing Identifying the Dual Nature of Your Story
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What's Your Point of View A First, Second, and Third Person Primer
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Do You Know the Answers to These Submissions Questions? 8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Submit
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Building Good Setting How the Right Setting Can Support Your Plot
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Writing from Life Take It or Leave It?
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How to Avoid Getting Scammed Scam Proofing Your Writing Career
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How Submissions Work Formatting, Submitting, Rejection...Oh My!
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Cleopatra had Cooties What Do Kids Care About?
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Interview Your Characters Ask Your Characters How the Story is Going
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No Time for Forced Rhyme How to avoid the poet's nightmare
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Cook Up a Good Story 8 Writing Ingredients for a Stellar Story
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Serving Up Tempting Titles Giving Your Title Some Oomph!
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Q&A Hall of Fame Answers to Questions You May Have Missed
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Houston, We Need a Problem Conflict for Any Age
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How to Get Your Nonfiction Rejected Tips for Submitting Nonfiction Editors Can Use
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Querying About Query Letters Perfecting Your Pitch
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Poetry for the Very Young How to write with young children in mind
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Write the Most Popular Genre in Kidlit Are you feeling mysterious?
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Five Tips for a Great Main Character Making Your Main Character Matter
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Consider the Illustrator Are you being a good partner?
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Do You Sound Like a Kid? Or Will Your Audience Spot a Fake?
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How to Write Funny Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?
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Don't Promote Prose Bloat Part 2: Is it EVER Okay to Use an Adverb?
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Don't Promote Prose Bloat Part 1: How Evil Are Adverbs?
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Nonfiction Does Not Mean Nonfun Writing the true, untold, totally cool stories kids want to read
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Where Did You Get That Information? Finding Good Sources for Your Nonfiction Writing
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Is This a Picture Book? Tips for Evaluating Your Story
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Magazine Nonfiction that Grabs Kids Making Connections in Today's Market
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Unusual Story Form Ways to Get Published Writing for Children's Magazines
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Creating Characters for Young Children How to Write From a Kid's Perspective
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Here's My Heart. Go Ahead. Stomp on It. How to deal with rejection - It's not about you.
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The "Write What You Know" Loophole Should you follow the most common writing advice?
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Holiday and Seasonal Material How to Handle Writing for the Holidays in Today's Magazine Market
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Picture Books 101 A Primer on Writing Picture Books Today
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Don't Tell Us a Story How to Write a Children's Book or Short Story for Children
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Creating Characters for Children's Magazines How to build big characters in tight spaces
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Three Keys to Nonfiction Writing Nonfiction for Children
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Write a Children's Book What's your idea?
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You know that podcast that you keep checking to see if there’s something new, and then do a little dance when you find the latest episode? This is that podcast.

Balloon Story (iTunes Review )

Great Read!

By Mara Kim Amazon review, Verified Purchase

"This is another great read from [ICL]... When I saw this particular one, I grabbed it immediately ... This book is a great addition to a writer's (whether published or not) shelf ... I highly recommend their writing courses. You receive feedback on your work from published authors. You will be encouraged but also pushed to make your story from good to great."