You can learn how to write a book! Learning how to write a book begins here and your next step is a novel writing course at Institute of Children’s Literature.
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.
Every year, book and magazine publishers buy back-to-school stories. Let’s talk about how to create projects that are unique and engaging to young readers.
Victoria Sherrow takes us through what readers are looking for in an effective endings in nonfiction and how we can give them what they want with style.
Revising to get within word count can be painful. Jan Fields shares revision techniques to make the process less painful and your writing stronger than ever.
The perfect ending is more than the point where you stop writing. It’s where everything you’ve written before pays off. Today, let’s revise and stick the landing.
When writing for children, one of the toughest parts of any piece to write is the middle. Today we look at four revision tools to help you tackle the messy middle.
A big picture revision is to make sure your writing, whether fiction or nonfiction, engages the reader at the beginning, keeps the reader through the middle, and offers a satisfying ending.
A look at magazines published one, five, ten, and twenty or more years ago will reveal the same categories of nonfiction and many of the same topics. Why? Because they address universal needs and aim to help readers improve their lives.
Seasonal stories, seasonal poetry and even a bit of seasonal nonfiction can be counted upon to appear in magazines and on publishers’ book lists every year. Jan Fields shares how to make this perennial topics feel new.
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Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter We teach our students how to write and get published! View our Course Catalog > If you’ve spent much time reading guidelines recently, especially those for educational publishers, you’ve almost certainly run across one of two acronyms related to nonfiction: STEM or STEAM. STEM stands for science,…
Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter We teach our students how to write and get published! View our Course Catalog > It was early spring, and I was thinking about articles for January. As freelancers know, most publications plan issues months ahead, so we need to submit our queries and articles with that…
241: Top 3 Narrative Nonfiction Missteps
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The whole point of nonfiction is to convey important information. Let’s explore the clear organization needed for you and your reader when writing nonfiction.
Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter We teach our students how to write and get published! View our Course Catalog > Nonfiction ideas truly are everywhere, and writers who focus on nonfiction need never say, “There’s nothing to write about.” We can delve into biography, history, science, sports, astronomy, autobiography, memoir, geography, technology,…
The popularity of nonfiction makes it worth an author’s time to investigate. Here’s how to find hot nonfiction topics that publishers are looking for.