Welcome, Fellow Writers:

So you want to write for kids and teens? Yay! Generous authors have offered me loads of helpful advice during my journey. And I’m excited to share what I’ve learned with you. Below are just a couple of ideas on how to get started and how to keep going! Plus if you are on Clubhouse, join me Friday afternoons at 3:30pm for a LIVE Q and A on writing fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens.

  • Join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). I’m still a member and have learned more than I can say from this smart group of book creators. From finding an agent to craft, SCBWI is a wealth of information.
  • Read some of my favorite books about writing. Carolyn See’s Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and other Dreamers, The Elements of Style by E.B. White and William Strunk, Jr. and a book I read at age 16 and still love: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
  • Sign up for newsletter in the upper right hand corner of your screen. And prepare to receive some tips and encouragement right in your inbox!
  • And most importantly, write. Right now. Go on, you can do it!