6 Tips for People Who Want to Write for Kids
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This single video rounds up my six best pieces of advice for writers who want to write for kids. It goes along with a document that you get when you sign up for my e-letter for children's writers, A Writer Can Be.... But I thought I'd leave the video itself public for anyone who finds it. To get the downloadable document with the URLs and 5 of my most popular articles from A Writer Can Be..., just click here and subscribe. Thanks, and good luck on your writing journey!
Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 125 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, the award-winning Can Be… series, and BookSpeak! She coaches writers through Mentors for Rent (MentorsForRent.com) and speaks at writing conferences around the country. laurasalas.com
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Picture Book Fixes - A
"The course was great! I liked the details, explanations and the examples given. It was presented in an easy to understand manner and was very helpful." --Rosie Pova
"I really liked that the modules were 10-15 minutes. That was the perfect amount of time for me to stay fully engaged (without my mind wandering...) and really absorb what you were saying. I sometimes feel like webinars are jam packed and just too long to really learn what is being taught. " --Sara Gentry
"The biggest a-ha moment for me was when you spoke about quiet picture books. I had never considered that's what it was. I kind of thought it was almost like a meditation book. I'm now considering re-writing it. I am going to go through all of my manuscripts to see if I can make them more delicious! I thought the course was comprehensive and helpful in so many ways. I can't thank you enough, Laura!" --Rachel Noble
"I liked the digestibility of this course, the handouts and your pace, the example texts, and overall content. Though I'd read some similar information before, it seemed so much more relevant and helpful to learn in this more interactive way. I also very much appreciated the low cost of the course. So many courses out there are prohibitively expensive. I'm at the point in my learning and writing where I'd love to take those courses but am yearning for more approachable and affordable classes of value, like this. Thanks for the great combo: value and content! " --MK Resk
Write More, Write Now (Laura's freebie guinea pig class)
"I like that the videos are short, and I could watch as I was working in the kitchen. It wasn't ONE MORE thing I had to try to fit into my schedule. Also, focusing on one thing at a time made it easy to reflect on the information presented in the lesson." --Linda Kulp Trout
"You spoke directly to me; you gave me something to do (like in the first module where you told me to pause the video and write something down); the material was very practical; you offered lots of names of useful resources to try; and the sessions were short enough so I didn't have to pause them, go away, and come back later." --Sara Matson
"I loved the style it was very informative and clear but not overly formal." --Bairbre
"I've been writing for a long time,but I still appreciated the tips and tools you recommended. You are a great encourager!" --Lisa
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