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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. 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.
2. Valentine's Gifts for the Children's Writer
Great Tips for Buying a Special Valentine's Day Gift for a Children's Writer!
3. 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.
4. Creative Tips for Using Low-Tech Tools
Here are some tips for a great low-tech tool that will help your writing be more productive and more fun.
5. Stretch Your Writing Muscles
Working on a wide variety of writing projects strengthens your writing skills.
6. Finding Creative Ideas
Here are some ideas on how to jump start your creativity after a slump.
7. 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.
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. Will Your Publisher Market Your Book?
How much publicity, marketing, and sales support does a traditional publisher provide for an author? This article provides a summary of some of the major activities that publishers support for their authors.
10. Writing Funny for Children
Children love to have their funny bones tickled. Here are a few tips for writing stories that make children laugh.
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