TEN Tips for WRITING BOARD BOOKS with Laura Sassi

My first five books for children were all released as picture books. Three of those were later released as board books. That got me interested in exploring the differences between the two formats and a few summers ago I decided to try my hand at writing for the board book format specifically. The result? My … More TEN Tips for WRITING BOARD BOOKS with Laura Sassi

5 Poetry Writing Tips for Children’s Authors

How can poetry writing tips improve your children’s books? Join Karley Conklin for 5 ways poetry can strengthen your fiction writing. … More 5 Poetry Writing Tips for Children’s Authors

How Dialogue Strengthens Your Manuscript

Writing dialogue is one of my favorite parts of the writing process. If done well, using dialogue can strengthen your manuscript and turn an average story into an engaging ride people will be talking about long after they read it. Here are 3 examples of how your story benefits from good dialogue.   Dialogue puts … More How Dialogue Strengthens Your Manuscript

Punctuation: Spice Up Your Writing by Emily Babbitt

The English language has many interesting components to work with, and one of my favorite ways to add personality to my writing is through punctuation! In grade school, you learned about the different end marks: periods, exclamation marks, and question marks. You probably also learned about commas, colons, semicolons, and hyphens.  There is a whole … More Punctuation: Spice Up Your Writing by Emily Babbitt

Tips for Productive Writing by Helena George

Ultimately, to have a productive writing session, you need to have self-control. I can give you all the best tips in the world, but unless you have zero self-control, it won’t help. Here’s my tip: open your document and write. And don’t stop. Need something more specific? Social Media? Turn it Off! Yes, this is … More Tips for Productive Writing by Helena George