WRITING LINKS

A few helpful links for those new
to writing or publishing children’s books.

(More illustation related links may or may not be added soon.)

 

Start here for THE BASICS:

General writing links for STUDENTS:

 

Read these INSTRUCTIONAL WRITING BOOKS!

Seriously, so helpful!

  • Plot– Jeffrey Alan Schechter’s MY STORY CAN BEAT UP YOUR STORY is a unique screenwriting primer that easily relates to middle-grade and sometimes picture books.
    http://mystorycanbeatupyourstory.com/

  • Plot (Master’s Level)– Robert McKee’s STORY
    is a deep dive into story structure, substance, and style. It highlights screenwriting but is relevant to all writing.
    https://mckeestory.com/books/story/

 

Read, Watch, and Listen to AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR INTERVIEWS:

 

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Check out this treasure trove of info:

“Welcome to Kidlit411, your one stop information shop for children’s writers and illustrators.”
www.kidlit411.com

Meet other writers/illustrators:
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
The international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s literature. www.scbwi.org