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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. 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.
4. New Year's Resolutions for the Children's Writer
Here are some tips to help you organize and track goals for your children's writing in 2013.
5. Words or Pictures?
Do words inspire pictures or do pictures inspire words?
6. Points of View
What point of view should you use in writing your story? What are the advantages of using a particular point of view?
7. Promote Your Children's Book!
Great tips for starting the process of promoting your books and your name as an author.
8. 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?
9. Stretch Your Writing Muscles
Working on a wide variety of writing projects strengthens your writing skills.
10. 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.
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