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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. 

000: Writing for Children Preview Episode

    

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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."