my FAVE KIDLIT BLOGS AND RESOURCES:
Looking for information on how to get started writing books for children? There are a ton of amazing resources out there filled with great information, resources to improve your craft, and opportunities to meet other authors. My biggest pieces of advice: 1) don't go it alone and 2) hang in there! Community and resilience are key factors that helped me persist and reach some of my goals. It's always a work in progress, and the journey has lots of twists and turns, but hang in there and keep writing!
Tara Lazar - Writing for Kids (While Raising Them)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi - Creating Picture Books
Josh Funk's Guide to Writing Picture Books
Kweli Color of Children's Literature Conference
Mem Fox tips for Writers
Mary Cole - www.kidlit.com
Harold Underdown: The Purple Crayon
"You must keep looking for your voice. YOUR particular consciousness. Your beliefs. The stories you find interesting for a particular reason. And then there's the voice of The Narrator. That is not necessarily the same thing."
- Amy Tan
- Amy Tan