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The Children’s Writer’s Big Book of “How To”


The Book No Author's Library Should Be Without.


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The Children's Writer's Big Book of "How To"

Everything You Need to Know….and Then Some!


  • What's the best way to choose a point of view for your story?  
  • How can you turn that great idea you have into a best-selling book?  
  • How do you write a chapter book? A picture book? A mystery?  
  • How do you write a magazine query?  
  • What's the best way to impress an editor?
  • How can you find the right publisher for your manuscript — and then stand out from the slushpile?


The answers — and much, much more — are now at your fingertips!  The Children's Writers Big Book of "How To" has the solution to more than 100 of the trickiest issues faced by children's authors.  From coming up with great ideas right through signing the contract, this amazing volume is packed with insight, direct from the mind of Laura Backes, Publisher of Children's Book Insider and co-founder of Children's Author's Bootcamp seminars.

This is more than another instructional book — it's an invaluable no-nonsense guide you'll return to again and again, for answers to whatever obstacles and opportunities you encounter.

This is the one reference title no serious aspiring or working children's author should be without!



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See for yourself!  Take a look at the table of contents…..


Section One:  Mastering the Art of Writing

How To…….

Add Atmosphere and Mood to Your Story 
Add Tension To Your Stories 
Avoid Being Preachy 
Avoid Typos 
Become a Better Writer Quickly 
Brainstorm Ideas Through Freewriting 
Break The Storytelling Mold 
Build a Story, Chapter by Chapter 
Choose the Correct Point of View 
Choose The Right Vocabulary
Craft a Great Beginning 
Create Characters for Older Readers 
Create Your Own Unique World 
Cut Words Painlessly 
Decide Whether to Illustrate Your Own Book 
Develop an Original Voice 
Develop Great Characters 
Develop Rhythm In Your Prose 
Develop Strong Secondary Characters 
Develop the Four Traits of Successful Authors 
Eliminate Passive Writing 
Jumpstart Your Writing By Asking “Why?”
Let Your Plot Flow From Your Characters 
Master Backstory 
Master Cause and Effect 
Master Simile and Metaphor 
Master the Five Types of Plots 
Organize Your First Draft 
Show, Don’t Tell 
Simplify Your Writing 
Stop a Reader in His Tracks 
Take the Pain Out of Being Critiqued 
Think Like a Kid 
Title Your Book 
Turn a Personal Struggle Into a Book 
Turn Your Idea Into a Book 
Use Humor Effectively 
Use Slang in Your Writing 
Use Verbs Wisely 
Write a Powerful Ending 
Write About Controversial Subjects 
Write Great Beginnings 
Write in First Person 
Write in Rhyme 
Write Seamless Dialogue 
Write With a Light Touch 

Section Two: Writing Within Genres

How To…….

Avoid The “Talking Animal Trap” 
Break Into the Educational Market 
Create a Board Book 
Find the Focus for Nonfiction 
Get Started Writing Graphic Novels 
Get Started Writing Greeting Cards 
Get Started Writing Historical Fiction 
Get Started Writing Informational Picture Books 
Get Started Writing Mysteries 
Get Started Writing Picture Books 
Get Started Writing Plays 
Give Advice to Kids 
Make Your Nonfiction More Exciting 
Polish Your Picture Book 
Tell the Difference Between Easy Readers and Early Chapter Books 
Write a Chapter Book 
Write a Memorable Picture Book 
Write Biographies 
Write Christian Fiction for Older Readers 
Write Christian Fiction for Younger Readers 
Write for Reluctant Readers 
Write for the Bilingual Market 
Write Mysteries 
Write Nonfiction for Very Young Readers, Part 1 
Write Nonfiction for Very Young Readers, Part 2 

Section Three: Writing for Magazines

How To…….

Analyze a Magazine for Publishing Opportunities 
Get Published in National Magazines With “Filler” Pieces .
Get Started Writing for Magazines 
Get Started Writing for Religious Magazines 
Write a Magazine Article Step By Step 
Write an Article Query 
Write Nonfiction Magazine Articles 
Write Self-Help Articles for Kids 

Section Four: Submitting Your Manuscript & Getting It Published 

How To…….

Analyze a Publisher’s Catalog 
Avoid Looking Like a Beginner 
Avoid Rejection Letters 
Break the Rules of Submitting a Manuscript 
Check Out a Publisher Before Signing a Contract 
Determine If Your Idea Is Any Good 
Develop a Successful Series 
Enter Writing Contests 
Find the Right Publisher For Your Manuscript 
Impress an Editor 
Improve Your Chances of Getting Published 
Know If Your Agent is Right For You 
Know If Your Story Is Ready to Submit
Pitch a Series Idea to a Publisher
Plan a School Presentation 
Protect Yourself When Dealing with Publishers and Agents 
Select the Correct Submission Format for Your Manuscript
Stand Out From the Slushpile 
Target the Right Publisher 
Tell an Editor What The Illustrations Should Look Like
Tell if a New or Small Press is Legitimate 
Understand an Editor 
Understand Rights 
Understand Royalties Versus Flat Fees 
Understand the Genres of Children’s Literature 
Understand What an Agent Does 
Write a Nonfiction Query Letter 
Write a Winning Query Letter 
Write for a Book Packager 

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