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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Writing for Children Site! These are the top ten articles that your Writing for Children Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. 5+ Tips for Selling at Book Fairs
Here are some tested tips for successfully selling your books at local fairs and festivals.
2. Will Children's Books Go Digital?
Digital children's books may present a new opportunity for both known and unknown authors.
3. Book Review of Whitford's Writing Picture Books
Book Review of Ann Whitford Paul's exceptional guidebook for the children's writer: Writing Picture Books, A Hands-On Guide from Story Creation to Publication
4. Close 3rd Person POV
The close third person point of view gives readers the intimacy of the first person point of view, while allowing the writer more freedom than the first person POV does.
5. 2011 Goal Setting for Children's Writers
Some probing questions to help you refine your children's writing goals for 2011.
6. Underdown's Publishing Children's Books
Book Review of Harold D. Underdown's Publishing Children's Books, Third Edition
7. Plot ~ Conflict
We need to have some quiet times between the car chases. Some times of normalcy. Otherwise the car chases feel normal and nothing feels exciting.
8. Passive Voice Defined
There are editors who will skim the first few pages of a manuscript and throw it aside if they see the passive voice because they believe the writer who uses the passive voice must be a novice. So it's important to learn what the passive voice is and how to avoid it.
9. Promote Your Children's Book!
Great tips for starting the process of promoting your books and your name as an author.
10. Preparing a Picture Book Mockup
Preparing a mockup (also called a "dummy") of your picture book can help you determine whether your book is commercially viable.
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