Become a Better Writer

Read Aloud to Kids and Teens

We know that authors should read, read, read in the genre they write. So, for example, if you aspire to being a children’s fiction author, you should read tons of children’s fiction. If you want to write devotions for teens, you should read lots and lots of devotions for teens. Gathering the books you need […]

Write to the Heartfelt Needs of Kids

I was surprised at my reaction to the back-to-school sales. Last spring, I left teaching to write full time. I didn’t expect to have strong feelings about back-to-school supplies this summer, but I did. It was obvious that the children and parents in the store had their own range of emotions, too. Nervousness Excitement Dread […]

What’s New in Children’s Books?

by Carol McAdams Moore

If you follow our blog, you undoubtedly have a sense of calling to write for children and teens in the Christian market. Today, I want to encourage you to check out what’s new in children’s books. Keeping on top of that may include some things that surprise you, but they’ll be relatively simple additions to […]

Five Benefits of Attending a Christian Writer’s Conference

by Carol McAdams Moore

Have you ever considered attending a Christian writer’s conference? Whether you’re a first-time attendee, a published author, a presenter, or even the conference director, you’ll leave blooming with these benefits. Fellowship: There’s nothing like sitting in a room full of like-minded writers. The first time you do so, it may be difficult to comprehend. All […]

Write Exciting Things for Kids

by Carol McAdams Moore

Some of you know that I’m a teacher as well as an author. I learn from my students and fellow teachers every single day, even—and sometimes especially—from those who are brand new to the profession. What does teaching have in common with writing? So. Many. Things. I was sitting with a new teacher who had […]

Resources for Writing for Children

It is just a few more days until 2016. The New Year always brings a list of resolutions and goals. If you are reading this, writing for children or teens is likely on your list. How do children’s writers know that they are successfully penning words that will resonate with young readers? Certainly they must […]

Listening to Young Readers

by Carol McAdams Moore

As a teacher, I spend much of my day listening to young readers. They read from textbooks and leisure reading choices. They read their own written works to me. I love to hear them read. As an author, I listen to young readers in a different way. I listen to what they’re saying about books. […]