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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. 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.
4. Promote Your Children's Book!
Great tips for starting the process of promoting your books and your name as an author.
5. 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.
6. Valentine's Gifts for the Children's Writer
Great Tips for Buying a Special Valentine's Day Gift for a Children's Writer!
7. Book Review, Yes! You Can by Nancy Sanders
A great book for children's writers: Yes! You Can: Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career by Nancy Sanders
8. Words or Pictures?
Do words inspire pictures or do pictures inspire words?
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. Markets for Children's Books
Children's books are sold everywhere. This article describes some great "outside the bookstore" markets.
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