Wednesday, January 20, 2016

More Writing Tips & the 71st Kid Lit Blog Hop

Carpinello's Writing Pages is back this Hop with more tips from the Children's, Middle Grade, and Young Adult writers I've interviewed. These are from March, 2015.

Write what you want to read because if you want to read it, chances are someone else will too. Markets change. Fads change, but a good story is timeless

Keep writing, no matter how discouraged you might get, or how busy life becomes. Nobody can tell your stories but youNancy M. Bell, author of The Cornwall Adventures: A Step Beyond.

Just get the first book written. Then write more books. Make sure you have a proficient editor and proofreader. Write what you would read. Make it fun. Don’t overthink it!Cynthia P. Willow, author of Letsi and the Labyrinth.

Join a critique group. Write your story. Research. Learn. Edit. Submit your story. Last, but not least, never ever give upSusan A. Royal, author of Not Long Ago.

My advice is to write every day. Practice may not make perfect, but it will improve your writing skills. When the draft is complete, edit, edit, and edit. When you think you are finished, read it again.  Also, leave the book alone for a few days, or weeks. It helps to take a break and return to it later—Sara Stinson, author of Finger Bones and Wendy.

And Now,

Welcome to the 71st Kid Lit Blog Hop. This exciting Hop, now monthly, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children's literature.


On this Hop, Carpinello's Writing Pages interviews
MG/YA fantasy authors

Kandi Wyatt

Remember, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors!

Simply make a post and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) 
Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please visit at least the two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.

Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post.

NOTE: This month is the annual Multicultural Children's Book Day which takes place on January 27th. Please stop by and see the reviews and projects from bloggers all over the world. Want to know more? Go HERE!

Our next hop will be February 17,2016.

Happy Hopping!

Pragmatic Mom

The Logonauts 

A Book Long Enough

Spark and Pook 

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