Helpful Links for Writers
The Purple Crayon with Harold Underdown children's book editor. He created the site to post articles and other materials about children's book publishing. Over the years, the site has grown and now includes articles contributed by other people, covering writing, illustrating, marketing, and editing. Be sure to sign up for his updates!
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is the professional organization for children's writers. Helpful links for articles, finding local/state/national conferences, critique partners, and much more.
Right-Writing.com is Terry Whalin's main website. Blue buttons on the left link to dozens of helpful articles. Be sure to sign up for Terry's FREE Right Writing News (which comes with over $100 worth of FREE e-books.) Read Terry's blog which is full of insights into today's publishing world. I also highly recommend Terry's Book Proposals That Sell. I've used it extensively myself. It comes in ebook, paperback, even autographed! In addition, download his free e-book Straight Talk from the Editor.
Blockbuster Plots has wonderfully helpful articles on plotting, theme, and character development--and how to intertwine all three. Check out the "Plot Tips" and be sure to sign up for Martha Alderson's e-zine.
Writing-World.com has many helpful articles and links. See the links at the top in the blue bar.
How to Do It Frugally is a link to Carolyn Howard-Johnson's wonderful "frugal" books. Also check out her "Sharing with Writers" blog for tons of helpful information. I personally use her Frugal Book Promoter: How to Do What Your Publisher Won't.
Institute of Children's Literature - Learn to write for children and teens, live author/editor interviews, live chat, writing tips, inspirational articles and publications, free weekly updates.
Long Ridge Writers Group - Learn to write for adults, live author/editor interviews, live chat, writing tips, inspirational articles and publications, free weekly updates.
America Writes for Kids Searchable by state and alphabet, this site links to hundreds of authors' and playwrights' Web pages, along with many other useful resources, and offers affordable Web page design to authors and playwrights not yet on the Web.
Aaron Shepard's Kidwriter Page offers a variety of resources from an award-winning author, including free samples from his book The Business of Writing for Children.
Children's Publishers' Submission Guidelines Online - Provides direct links to a comprehensive selection of children's publishers' web sites including direct links to submission guidelines where available.
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