Links to Children’s Writers Communities and Websites

Australian Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators – I’m not sure how useful this site will be but as it concentrates on the Australian sector of children’s writers I have to include it here. Children’s Book Council of Australia – This looks like an informative site with links to publishers etc and basic information … Read moreLinks to Children’s Writers Communities and Websites

Chapter Book Fantasy Stories

A writer must always be prepared to do research. No matter what the genre. Because if your reader discovers errors in your facts, you will lose their respect and their readership. An author cannot afford to have this happen. If you’ve followed my progress over the years, you would have seen that I’ve researched all … Read moreChapter Book Fantasy Stories

More on Writing for Children

Knowing what a publisher is looking for is important to me. There’s no point spending months writing a manuscript only to have every publisher reject it because you didn’t follow the rules. So with this in mind, I wanted to find out what publishers of children’s books want. Yesterday, I visited the Write4Kids website and … Read moreMore on Writing for Children

Writing for Middle Grade Children

Well, this has to be a good start. I’m actually interested enough to do some research on writing for middle grade children (that’s the 8 to 12 age group). The following information was taken from Ask Laura at Write4Kids and was written by Laura Backes: 1. Middle grade novels contain about 12-15 chapters, with about … Read moreWriting for Middle Grade Children