Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

Stories grow from key elements: Setting, character, inciting incident, rising action, climax, surprise, conclusion. … More Stories Grow from Key Elements by Guest Blogger, Dawn Stephens

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

Sharpen Your Writing Communication Skills by Guest Blogger, Vanessa Fortenberry

A few weeks ago, I completed an interview for an online magazine. One significant question referred to the essential skills needed as a writer. I concluded that the list of important abilities that exist could be endless. So, I decided to emphasize the most significant communication skills based on my writing experience.  Communication- it seems easy enough. Right? … More Sharpen Your Writing Communication Skills by Guest Blogger, Vanessa Fortenberry

Book Review & Interview with Author Vanessa Fortenberry

Why do we think it is strange for young children to want to praise the Lord? Author Vanessa Fortenberry turns this idea on its head in her book Grandma, Granddad, We Want to Praise God. … More Book Review & Interview with Author Vanessa Fortenberry

How to Get $1.49’s Worth of Writing Advice

Jean Fritz. If you know her work, you’ll be smiling at the mere mention of her name. Her humor has wooed and wowed millions of kids into learning American history. I want to be her when (if) I grow up. See that book below? You can get it for $1.49—what are you waiting for? Didn’t … More How to Get $1.49’s Worth of Writing Advice

Writing Encouragement: A Prayer for My Fellow Writers

A prayer of encouragement for my fellow Christian writers. … More Writing Encouragement: A Prayer for My Fellow Writers

5 Tips for Overcoming Writing Critique Group Jitters

Does the idea of attending a writing critique group make you nervous? You’re not alone! Check out a few tips for calming those critique jitters. … More 5 Tips for Overcoming Writing Critique Group Jitters

5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship

What does is mean for a writer to practice good literary citizenship and why is it important? … More 5 Ways to Practice Good Literary Citizenship

6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Master vacationing as a writer with these 6 easy steps. … More 6 Easy Steps to Vacationing As a Writer

Websites for YA Writers

Compiled by Jean Matthew Hall If you would like to read up on writing for young adults before our September 18, 2021 Master Class with Tessa Emily Hall here are a few helpful website. Some contain quick tips. Some go into much more depth. They are handy resources for you to refer to again and … More Websites for YA Writers