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How to Write a Children’s Book writing for children Oct 05, 2022

Writing children’s books involves a distinct writing process compared to writing adult fiction. After all, in the adult fiction world, your target audience is based largely on your...

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Main Characters in Children’s Books and YA Novels character development writing for children young adult fiction Sep 04, 2022

Have you ever encountered a main character in a children’s book or YA fiction that sticks in the mind and refuses to budge long after you’ve closed the pages of the book? What about a...

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What Is Middle Grade Fiction and How Is It Different from YA? writing for children young adult fiction Apr 24, 2022

Middle grade fiction is wonderful to write and incredibly fun to read. It’s diverse and vibrant, and middle grade readers are ready for all kinds of adventures. But writing middle grade can...

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Kids’ Chapter Books: 20 Must-Reads writing for children Feb 27, 2022

The world of chapter books and middle-grade books is a truly enchanting one. There are rollicking tales that are great to read aloud to early readers, beginner chapter books for children who are...

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Katherine Rundell on the Importance of Children’s Literature guest authors writing for children Oct 03, 2021

We all have a favourite children’s book that got us into reading at an early age – and, as adult writers, writing for children is spectacular fun and deeply rewarding. That being said,...

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How to Write Villains for Children’s Books character development novel writing techniques writing for children Apr 18, 2021

The villains in children’s books are often what make stories come alive. Good baddies (if you will) capture the imagination – especially of a child. They’re who kids most...

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Literary Agent Silvia Molteni on Children’s Book Trends literary agents writing for children Jan 31, 2021

If you’re thinking of writing a children’s book, or are interested in children’s literature, you might be curious to hear about what young readers – and the literary agents...

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