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The Nitty Gritty of Children's Writing - Alphabetical by Title



4 Ways to Make Your Characters "Talk Different" (guest post)

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After the Critique

Agents Telling What They Want

Altitude and Attitude - Adult or Child?

Are Listserves a Service or a Waste of Time?

Attribution or Action

Author Talks versus Workshops

Authors in the Classroom


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Back Up!

Before You Sign: Contract Resources

Bloggers Supporting Other Bloggers

Book It! – Recording What You Read


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Can children and teens get their work published?

Children’s Book Genres

Considering Self-Publishing?

Confessions of a Writer Easily Distracted

Critique Groups: Go For It!

Critique Methods : A Sample Face-to-Face Critique, Online Critiques, One-On-Ones

Cut in the Critique


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A Dark Side of Social Media

Dialogue Tips

Distancing Your Reader

Diverse Books

Do As I Say

Do It Myself!

Do You Remember?

Do You Struggle with Grammar?

Don’t Throw in the Towel

Double Identity (pen names)

Down with Discouragement

Dragged to the Podium


-E-

Emotions and Feelings

An Editor’s Day


-F-

Follow the Yellow Brick Road, er, Writers’ Guidelines


-G-

Genre Resources

Give up or press on?

Glossary of Publishing Terms

Going Back to School (school visits)


-H-

He Thought to Himself and Other Excesses

Heartbroken – an encouraging post about querying (guest post)

Hooking Your Reader

How to Evaluate a Good Blog Gig and Earn What You Deserve (guest post)

How to Stand Out

How to Start Querying an Agent (guest post)

How’d You Get That Gig?


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Illustrator Resources

I'm a Work-in-Progress

Inspiration from Kate DiCamillo

Is That Right? (magazine rights)


-K-

Keeping Track

Kids Reading Books and Saying What They Think

Kidz Only! Adults Keep Out!


-L-

Listen to the Teen Voices


-M-

Magazine Story or Picture Book?

Make It Work for You

Making Friends: Character Development

Market Research Resources – Agents

Meeting Editors and Agents – In Person

Meeting Editors and Agents – Online

Mind Your Cs and Qs (Cover Letters, Queries, Contracts):

part one, part two, part three

Missing Students

MS Wish List

My Favorite Online Resources


-N-

Naming Characters - From Mary's Notebook

Naming Your Character

Nancy I. Sanders on Writing Nonfiction

Nonfiction Writing

Novel-sized Problem


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One Size Does NOT Fit All

Online Resources for Children's Writers and Illustrators

On the Hunt for Ideas

Organizations and Groups

Overwriting


-P-

Patience Required

Perfecting Dialogue Punctuation

Picture Book Month

Picture Book Resources

Picture Perfect Picture Books

Plodding or Plotting

Poor Man's Copyright

The Power of a Good First Line

Preparation and Practice for Public Speaking

Professional Problem Maker

Public Speaking Phobia


-R-

Raise the stakes, honey (guest post)

Read, Read, Read

Ready, Set, Goal

Reducing Word Count

Resizing Photos for Use on Websites

Retreat!

Rhyming Picture Books

Run Away Words


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The Sandwich of Critique

Save Me!

Say What?

School Visits, the Extended Version

Self-Editing Tips

Selling Photos to Magazines

Sensory Details

Shadowing a Submission

Showing Versus Telling

Slow Down, You Move too Fast

Standard Manuscript Format

The Story Ladder or Novel Timeline

Subjective

Sucessful Cover Letters

Swift Fiction - The Short Story in Focus

The Synopsis Shrink


-T-

Taglines and Beats

Technicalities - More Thoughts on Public Speaking

Theme and Premise

Theme List Tactics

Truth in Fiction

Turning Ideas into Stories – Workshop


-V-

Viewpoint in Children's Fiction


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Website Q & A with Don Ford

Welcome, Diane Bailey, Work-for-hire Champion

What Do You Do When You’re Stuck?

What Should I Describe?

What Stops Me Reading!

What Would Sue Do?

When Educational Publishers Ask for Your Résumé

Why Twitter?

Why Write?

Work-for-Hire also known as WFH

Work-for-Hire Resources

Work-for-Hire Wisdom

Write Well When the Muse Is Sleeping

Writing a Novel? Where Does It Fit?

Writing and Life Balance

Writing Business Expenses

Writing Process Blog Tour