Publishing Books Simultaneously in Spanish and English for Children
Ana Eulate, founder and CEO of children's publisher Cuento de Luz, shares the benefits of publishing books simultaneously in Spanish and English for both readers and writers.
5 Steps for Using Setting to Write Compelling Middle-Grade Narrative Fiction
Author Heather Mateus Sappenfield discusses the importance of setting the stage in middle-grade fiction with five steps for using setting to write compelling middle-grade fiction.
How to Make Tough Topics for Adults Into Experiences for Children
Difficult conversations can be made easier when they’re done together. Here, the artists behind Alphabet Rockers discuss how to make tough conversations for adults into experiences for children.
10 Tips for Marketing Your Children's Book
With the advent of online marketing and social media influencers, there are now myriad ways to get your book front and center on people's minds before its release. Here, Christine Evans shares 10 tips for marketing your children's book.
How to Write About Grief for Children (and Adults) in Fiction
Losing someone we love for the first time is something we don't forget, and art can make it easier to confront our loss. Here, authors Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin share how to write about grief for children (and adults) in fiction.
5 Tips for Writing Friendships in Middle-Grade Fiction
Author and film producer Adam Borba shares five tips for writing friendships in middle-grade fiction that will hook readers and keep them reading from cover to cover.
Why We Should Read Middle Grade Fiction as Adults
Young Adult fiction has surpassed its own demographic by being acceptable to read at any age. Why have we left middle grade fiction out of that equation? Here’s why we should be reading middle grade fiction as adults and as writers.
3 Big Tips for Writing a Children’s Picture Book Like a Pro
Small but mighty, picture books help raise children into lifelong readers. Children's book author Diana Murray offers 3 big tips for writing a picture book like a pro.
How Writers Can Impress Booksellers: 6 Tips From a Veteran Indie Bookstore Owner and Author
Forming relationships with your local bookstores not only benefits your book's sales, but it also introduces you to a special reading community. Author Nicole Magistro offer 6 tips to impress booksellers.
Lessons Learned From Self-Publishing My Picture Book
Author Dawn Secord shares her journey toward self-publishing a picture book featuring her Irish Setter named Bling.
3 Ideas for Increasing the Diversity of Children's Home Libraries
Sailaja Joshi, the founder of Mango & Marigold Press, shares a few thoughts on how to increase the diversity of children's home libraries to help expand their perspectives.
5 Ways to Add a Refrain to Your Picture Books (and Why You Should)
Children's author Christine Evans shares how repetition is good for growing readers and gives you the tools to write your story's perfect refrain.
We’re a Nation of a Billion Indians, and Yet, I Hardly See Myself in Children’s Books
Middle-grade author Payal Doshi discusses a lack of diversity in children's books and how her latest release, Rea and the Blood of the Nectar, is working to correct that.
Drawing the Line for Withholding Secrets in Young Adult and Middle Grade Novels
Middle-grade and young adult author Ren Koppel Torres shares the top tips for how you can keep secrets from your characters and readers.
Payal Doshi: On Letting Rejection Bring You Clarity
Middle-grade author Payal Doshi discusses the sometimes-disheartening process of querying a novel and how she used rejection to fuel her passion for writing.
Rajani LaRocca: On Letting Your Synopsis Guide Your Writing
In this article, middle-grade author Rajani LaRocca discusses how the synopsis for her newest release, Much Ado About Baseball, guided her writing process.
Motive Magic for the Middle Grade/Young Adult Writer
Doctors don’t want you to know this secret to melt sagging plotlines and eliminate one-sided characters. Luckily, Ren Koppel Torres is here to share!
How to Write Middle Grade Fiction That Is Compelling And Compassionate
All writers need to know their audience, and that's especially true for middle grade fiction. In this post, author Alyson Gerber offers up tips for writers on how to write middle grade fiction that is compelling AND compassionate.
3 Tips to Invite Your Readers into Your Story World–For Writers and Readers of All Ages and Stages
No matter the age of your audience, there are a few keys ways to ensure that they are hooked by your story. In this article, author Mary Alice Monroe gives her top 3 tips for accomplishing this.
Alyson Gerber: On Writing Difficult Topics for Young Readers
Critically acclaimed author Alyson Gerber discusses how she tackled the topic of disordered eating in her latest middle-grade novel, Taking Up Space.