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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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Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction – New York: Abrams Image, 2013 | Reviews

The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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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

WritersServices Self-publishing Guide 10

Traditional marketing techniques such as press releases, author events and readings

Joanne Phillips Last time we looked at online marketing, but what about getting out there in the real world - meeting readers in the flesh?  Read more

WritersServices Self-publishing Guide 9

Marketing and Promotion for Indie Authors: Online

Joanne PhillipsWriting a great book is only part of the picture. Getting it uploaded to Amazon with a great cover, and perhaps printed via POD, isn't the whole picture either.  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

WritersServices Self-publishing Guide 8

Ebooks - Pricing Strategies for Indie Authors

Joanne PhillipsNever has price been a more essential factor in the success or popularity of a particular title. With prices for ebooks ranging from completely free to upwards of £6/$10, ebook pricing is a minefield for the indie author.  Read more

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