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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. Make Your Story Mobile-Friendly
Points to Ponder as the Children's Market Expands into an Electronic Universe
4. 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.
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. 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.
7. Promote Your Children's Book!
Great tips for starting the process of promoting your books and your name as an author.
8. Breaking into the Educational Market
Great tips on how to break into the educational market.
9. Stretch Your Writing Muscles
Working on a wide variety of writing projects strengthens your writing skills.
10. Book Review - Raab's Promotion Guide
Book Review of Susan Salzman Raab's: An Author's Guide to Children's Book Promotion
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