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Children’s Literary Agents Roundup: How to Write for Young Audiences

Join us for our final topic chat about writing for Children & YA Readers and mark your Calendar for Sunday’s Guest Chat. Children’s Literary Agents Roundup: How to Write for Young Audiences Four agents who represent children’s literature, took time out of their busy day to share their insight and wisdom on platform, writing picture […]

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You’ve Written a Children’s Book – Now What?

  So, You’ve Written a Children’s Book…Now What? Chronicle Books posted on Sunday’s Topic. We receive about a thousand unsolicited children’s manuscripts every month, like the ones in the mail bins below. Every one of them is read by a children’s editor here, and I’m here to offer you some tips on how to make your manuscript […]

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Our Wednesday Mini Topic – 6 Keys to Write a YA Novel

6 Keys to Write a YA Novel That Connects With Teen Readers Writing a novel that appeals to a younger audience takes a certain amount of finesse—especially if you are no longer in that age bracket! It is not easy to venture into the minds of young adults and, essentially, “relive” your own past. At […]

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Is it a Novel or a Short Story?

Join us in the Chatroom for a Mini Topic.  Is it a Novel or a Short Story? Wednesday 6 December 2017 at 8PM ET Three Ways Short Stories are Different Than Novels Writing short stories is different than writing novels. Many authors are nervous about writing short stories because they’re not sure how short stories […]