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Here are the top ten articles for the Writing for Children Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 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.
2. Finding Creative Ideas
Here are some ideas on how to jump start your creativity after a slump.
3. 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.
4. Do Children’s Writers Need Business Plans?
A business plan will help you to crystallize your thoughts, organized your goals into a more cohesive structure, and solidify your action plans.
5. 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.
6. Nurturing Creativity
This article provides suggestions for nurturing your creativity...the life force behind your successful writing.
7. Valentine's Gifts for the Children's Writer
Great Tips for Buying a Special Valentine's Day Gift for a Children's Writer!
8. Interview with Bethany Roberts
Interview with Bestselling Author, Bethany Roberts, author of 25 books for children including the delightful picture book, Double Trouble Groundhog Day.
9. Are Talking Animals Taboo?
Frogs wear business suits, bunnies attend school, and chickens devise elaborate escape plans from the coop. But is it appropriate to have these characters talk?
10. Visiting Schools to Promote Your Book
Should you visit schools to promote your book?
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