Events,  Writing

Writing Fun

Spring into Writing is starting soon (May 1st). You can register here: https://www.daniduck.com/register-for-the-writing-challenge/ In honor of our upcoming month of writing fun I would like to mention some other things that will help you with your writing! 

First off is the Children’s Book Academy’s upcoming writing course Middle Grade Mastery. I took The Craft and Business of Illustrating Children’s Books and it was wonderful. I learned so much. Everyone got their work seen and commented on by the instructors at least once. In the end you get your work seen by a lot of professionals. Mira Reisberg is absolutely lovely! Scholarships for this course runs until April 30th. Use MGMAGIC in before 6am tomorrow and get a $100 discount (I’d use that money saved to get a 1 on 1 critique). 

 http://bit.ly/MGScholarships The course starts May 13th https://childrensbookacademy.teachable.com/p/middle-grade-mastery

Twitter:

These are the two I chats have attended, but there are many more!

#kidlitchat Tuesday nights at 6pm ET 9pm PT 

#PBChat Wednesday nights at 6pm ET 9pm PT 

Debra Ridpath Ohi @inkyelbows has made an extensive list of writing chats: http://inkygirl.com/writechat-directory/

#MSWL is for agents and editors to post on with things they want to see. It’s a great resource to see what people want, but submit as normal according to the agent’s/publisher’s guidelines! https://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/

There are a lot of great pitch parties on Twitter as well! This is where you can pitch and agents can request your work! Calendar created by  Meg Latorre. https://iwriterly.com/pitch-contest-calendar/

Websites:

If you haven’t seen it yet, go to Kidlit 411! Kidlit 411 has a huge list of resources for kidlit writers and illustrators. They are continually updating this list http://www.kidlit411.com/

Paula Yoo Hosts NaPiBoWriWee May 1st-7th. Can you write a story a day for 7 days? Yes, yes you can. It’s totally compatible with Spring into Writing, too! https://napibowriwee.com/

I have heard so many great things about Rate Your Story. Many of my friends have used it with great results! https://www.rateyourstory.org/

Let me know about other writing resources you know! I know I missed some things that are outside of the kidlit world. Please post them so everyone can benefit!

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