It’s difficult to talk about money in publishing since pay rates vary widely from publisher to publisher, but here are 5 money myths writers shouldn’t believe.
Let’s close out the year with a little myth-busting around writing and publishing. We’ll start where many children’s writers begin: picture books.
For all of us today, picture books have been part of our lives, and yet the form isn’t terribly old. Let’s explore the genre’s history and its possible future.
Nonfiction picture books are loved by kids. Writing one takes care, thought, and, especially, research. Dig into writing nonfiction for kids with this post.
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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.
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.
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?
Establishing an emotional connection is an important element to consider in writing a picture book. Jan Fields share picture books that have nailed emotional truth in their stories.
In picture book writing, getting started can be the hardest part. Jan Fields shares her go-to writing exercises for getting the writing motor revved up raring to go!
Picture books are probably the most easily identified of all the children’s books. So, let’s answer four burning questions today about writing picture books.
Let’s look at the three most frequently asked questions about writing a children’s book in todayâ€™s market with answers from author Jan Fields.
For such tiny books, picture books are complex creations. Today, Jan Fields shares essential tips for writing children’s picture books that delight kids and adults alike!
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