Saturday, January 5, 2008

WRITING RESOURCES

Organizations
Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators
New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Children's Book Council

Writing
Queries, proposals and cover letters - Gulf Coast Writers Association
The Writing for Children Resource Site - Queries, synopsis, and outlines
Queries
How to write a short author's biography
The Purple Crayon - Harold Underdown
Ellen Jackson - links for writers fiction/nonfiction are on right side (tips, characters, setting....)
Smart Writers - Roxyanne Young
Verla Kay's Website for Children's Writers and Illustrators
Writing contests
Book Promotion
The Emotion Thesaurus - On the right sidebar emotions are equated to body language.
Publishing Information - Guide to getting published
Kidlit.con - Andrea Brown Agent Mary Cole - resources and advice on writing, publishing...
How to design a picture book -  Tara Lazar

Nonfiction
Interesting Nonfiction for Kids (I.N.K.) - a helpful website for writers of nonfiction. Many authors contribute to the ongoing blog.
Reviews of nonfiction books for children - the Looking Glass
Nonfiction Matters - School Library Journal blog by Marc Aronson
Fiona Bayrock - lots of articles about writing nonfiction for children
Library of Congress - for research
Print and photographs reading room - for photo research

Creating a website
How to build an easy website - Elizabeth O. Dulemba. (The directions I used to create this site)
Free blog counter (basic=FREE)
Another free blog counter

Market information
Publisher's Weekly Children's Bookshelf - updates on what's happening in children's publishing
Magazine theme lists - Liana Mahoney
Kid Magazine Writers - Jan Fields website
Educational Markets - by Evelyn Christensen
Editor names and what they're looking for - Ellen Jackson
Resources for Writers - by Rachelle Burk

Windows Movie Maker - Making videos and book trailers. (Save often, like after every change)
School Visits - Alexis O'Neill

4 comments :

  1. Hi Linda,
    Thanks for linking to my website (Educational Markets)! I hope it proves helpful to you and your visitors.

    I enjoyed looking around your site. You've done a great job with it.

    Best wishes on your writing,
    Ev

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  2. Evelyn,

    Thanks and thanks for putting together a great list!

    Linda

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  3. Thanks for the shout out to our Emotion Thesaurus. You have a lot of links here I didn't know about, too, so I'm excited to explore.

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  4. Thanks to you too. The Emotion Thesaurus is a great resource. Happy browsing!

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