No writer likes rejection, especially when you open your email and get excited to see a notice from a promising publisher, only to find something like this: “Sorry, but this doesn’t fit our current needs.” Here are a few ideas on how best to handle rejection letters.
An English program can provide a structured environment for learning from experienced professors and receiving feedback on your work. However, an English program can be expensive, and the financial investment might not lead to financial gain. There are other paths to becoming a successful writer that do not involve pursuing an English degree. Many authors … More Do I Need a Degree to Be an Author? Plus, Top Ten Virtual Writing Programs
Conferences can help us navigate to launch our creative ideas and keep them sailing. … More Community Encourages Creativity (Part 2) 3 Ways Writers’ Conferences Can Help Launch Our Creative Ideas
“Mommy, there’s a biwd in awe house!” “A real bird?” “Mommy, come quick. Daddy lef the doow open. It’s in awe liveen woom.” I leapt out of bed and followed my five-year-old into the living room where a blue Western Scrub-Jay ruffled the window blinds and house plants. “What’s going on?” My eight-year-old, Haven, came … More Relinquished Dreams: Sometimes the Secret to Success is Letting Go by Amy Earls
It’s a tough market these days in an even tougher economy. Plus, there are options now available to writers, and opinions abound about which publishing path we as children’s writers should pursue on our personal publishing journey. Which direction will you take?
I have a pet elephant. It all started out with a dream. I’ve always wanted a pet elephant. I dreamed about the days I could take my grandkids for a ride! I looked forward to taking the neighborhood kids for a ramble down the street on its back. I imagined summer days with water squirting, … More Elephants and Writing for Kids
Are you hurrying and scurrying to get your last-minute shopping done? Is your writing set aside in the hustle and bustle of the season? Are you still looking for presents for your spouse…kids…grandkids…parents…friends…and writer friends, too? This year, don’t forget to wrap some holiday cheer for yourself as a writer, too! Even if these won’t … More Tips for 5 Best Gifts to Give Yourself as a Writer
In January of 2022 God gave me the assignment to create an online Christian magazine for children ages 5 to 10 years. I am attempting to create StarLight Magazine: Shining God’s Truth through Children’s Literature. … More New Online Christian Children’s Magazine
More and more traditional publishers as well as agents request a market analysis as part of your proposal to write a book or when you’re submitting a manuscript that’s already written. So with Thanksgiving coming around this time of year, put on your chef’s hat and join in the fun! Assemble these tasty ingredients as … More Hot Tips on Writing a Market Analysis for Your Book Proposal
One writer’s journey to writing and publishing her first educational book. … More Reaching Outside Your Comfort Zone by Guest Blogger Rona Shirdan