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Writing for Children by Linda Strachan

Since many writers who come to the site are interested in writing for the booming children's market, we are delighted to be featuring two extracts from Writing for Children, by Linda Strachan, by kind permission of the publisher, A & C BlackClick for A & C Black Publishers Publishers References listing (£9.99)  Read more

Writing for Children: Rule Number One

Read More than You Write

 

"If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that."
- Stephen King
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The Essential Guide to Writing for Children 4

Submitting Your Work to Agents and Editors

Suzy JenveyIn my 26 years in publishing, I have read thousands of manuscript submissions. The way they were presented varied enormously.  Read more

The Essential Guide to Writing for Children 3

Starting to write

Suzy JenveyOnce you have started writing, never lose sight of that fact that your readers are children; your narrative and description should be different in certain aspects from adult writing.

Here are some rules:  Read more

The Essential Guide to Writing for Children series

A new series by a hugely experienced children's editorial director which helps you get started on your own story

Suzy Jenvey

Suzy' Jenvey's new series is intended to help those getting started with writing for children and those who are already on their way.  Read more

The Essential Guide to Writing for Children 2

Before You Write: What is My Story Going to be?

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The Essential Guide to Writing for Children 1

Which age group should I write for?

Suzy Jenvey

Children's publishers divide their editorial departments according to age group. The editors and designers in each division are expert at the language, content, word length and style for their particular age group.  Read more

Writing for children

A series of occasional articles related to writing for children

Rule Number One: Read More than You Write

The first in a series of articles about writing for children by Sarah Taylor-Fergusson. This one concentrates on why you should read the great and successful children's writers if you are intending to write for children yourself.  Read more

Children's Editorial Services

Get your children's book ready for publication or self-publishing

Are you writing for the children's market? Have you found it difficult to get expert editorial input on your work ?  Do you want to know if it has real commercial potential? Or are you planning to self-publish?  Read more

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