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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Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book A children’s picture book may seem simple, but creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic? “A picture book is a marriage of words and pictures,” describes Santopolo. “The most…

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10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book

Wednesday’s Topic continues our April Theme Children/YA Writing Month 10 Tips For Creating Your First Children’s Picture Book   A children’s picture book may seem simple, but creating a brilliant one is no easy task. How do you make yours smart, engaging, and fun — rather than clichéd, saccharine, and didactic? “A picture book is…

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April – Children/Young Adult Month

April  is Children/Young Adult Month at The Writers Chat Room. If you write in a youth centered category or are thinking about breaking into this market The Writers Chat Room is touching on the topic throughout the month of April. On April 4th and 8th we are going to kick off the topic with Understanding Children’s…

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Revising and Editing

March is Revision and Editing Month at The Writer’s Chat Room. Each Wednesday topic will have some connection to revision and editing. This week we are going to discuss the difference between the two writing tasks. While the words revise and edit are often used interchangeably, the two are actually not the same thing. In…

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Writing Your Book’s Back-Cover Copy

Writing Your Book’s Back-Cover Copy   So you’ve written your book, you’ve chosen your title and cover design, and you’re breathing a sigh of relief. Now you have to decide what goes on the back cover. New authors sometimes rush this decision, writing the first thing that comes to mind. After all, it’s the back…

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Quarterly Critique Chat Guidelines

If you are interested in an on the fly critique from the entire Writers Chat Room this is your Quarterly Opportunity. Follow the guidelines exactly. Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be rejected. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Email sally@writerschatroom.com 150 – 300 words from your work. Paste your submission into the email, do not send…

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Formatting a Manuscript and Creating a Marketing Plan

This Topic appeared in Wednesday’s Newsletter If you use Word and need to know how to correctly format your Manuscript, this is a great place to visit. How to Format a Manuscript Using Microsoft Word Knowing how to format your manuscript is an important issue. Your editor needs to be able to get in there…

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Categories and Genres – A Sunday Topic Chat

The example below may seem a little harsh. Join us in the chat room Sunday 28 January and we’ll explore the topic.       If you sign up for our Newsletter you will begin receiving an email with bonus content you won’t find here on the site.   What’s the Difference Between Genre and Category?…

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