Are you ready to write a middle grade novel? In this article we will explore how to write middle grade fiction and why this children’s book format is flourishing today. We will learn which age groups to target, what narrative styles work best and why, and what kind of word count you need in order to […]
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Blog Posts from Children’s Literature Specialist, Jenny Bowman about editing, content editing, writing, writing children’s books, editing children’s books, editor, children’s book writer, children’s book editor, writer, writing, editing, and children’s literature.
So you want to learn how to write a picture book. There is an overwhelmingly abundant amount of information on the internet that suggests ’10 easy steps’ to writing the perfect picture book, or that makes promises such as insta-publication, insta-success. The hard reality is, breaking into the traditionally published children’s book market –– particularly […]
Whether you are putting the proverbial pen to paper for the first time, or you’re a seasoned author, this list of My Top 4 Favorite How-to-Write Books by Female Masters (and why they’re so wonderful) has a little something for anyone who wants to write a children’s book. Even after writing for nearly twenty years on my […]
Have you ever asked the question: What genre is my children’s book? More than once I have had a client send me a fantastic story tucked into the wrong format…and when I ask them about it, inevitably they ask me, “So, what genre is my children’s book exactly?” It’s easy to see how this happens when […]
Understanding how to find a children’s book editor is a key step when producing a strong piece of children’s literature in the hopes of publishing your book. There are tons upon tons of children’s book editors available and the range of editorial services is wide and deep. Because there are so many editors to choose from, knowing […]
Every year, when the holidays roll around, I have people asking me for holiday themed children’s books to share with their kids or classrooms. This year, I’ve decided to make it easy by compiling my Top 5 Favorite Picture Books on Giving and Gratitude just in time for Thanksgiving. Understanding gratitude, and practicing it regularly, […]