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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. 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.
3. What are Your Writing Strengths and Weaknesses?
Identifying your own strengths and weaknesses will help you become a better writer.
4. Don't Let Your Dreams Blind You
On your quest to become a working children's writer, you'll have to be cautious not to give your time and money to companies who are not legitimate. This article will help you determine whether you're being offered a trick or a treat.
5. Finding Creative Ideas
Here are some ideas on how to jump start your creativity after a slump.
6. Markets for Children's Books
Children's books are sold everywhere. This article describes some great "outside the bookstore" markets.
7. Professional Organizations for Children's Writers
Joining professional organizations can bolster your career, solidify beneficial relationships, and increase your knowledge base. It isnít necessary to join every single organization; however, it does pay to do some research and explore the opportunities available to you.
8. Promote Your Children's Book!
Great tips for starting the process of promoting your books and your name as an author.
9. Conquering the Frontier of Nonfiction
You consider yourself a children's fiction writer. Should you venture into nonfiction?
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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