Category: Books for Writers

On My Kindle Shelf

I have more than one book shelf, you know. One is tangible—I love its ready accessibility and it’s physical beauty. But the other—my Kindle Shelf—is so mobile and convenient that I love it, too. Several of the books on my Kindle are for writers….

On My Shelf Again

The books that belong On My Shelf have been packed in boxes and out of sight and reach for more than a month. And my “shelf” didn’t even exist. For this writer that’s kind of like trying to type or word process my words…

The Way Back Part 2

I have to get my creative thinking back on track. Since December 30, I’ve been focused almost entirely on getting settled into our condo. Buying things, hanging things, returning things, unpacking things, donating unneeded things and cleaning things became all important to me. I…

The Way Back – Part 1

I’ve been absent from blogging, writing and social media for four months, but it seems like years. I desperately need to get back into the rhythm of praying, reading and writing daily. I decided that awakening this blog is the best place to start….

Writer’s Market Guides

Writer’s market guides abound! They are very useful when researching periodical and book markets for your manuscripts. Their formats vary, but they all include valuable information–much more than just a list of publishers. All include helpful indices, information about agents, articles about writing, submitting,…

Called to Write

Called to Write: Seven Principles to Become a Writer on Mission By Edna Ellison & Linda Gilden                    Published by New Hope Publishers in 2014 Available in print and digital formats. Called to Write is written for Christians who God has called to write for…

Cheryl B.Klein

Last week I shared Cheryl Klein’s book Second Sight with you. Lots of meat in that one. This past weekend I attended the SCBWI-Carolinas Conference in Charlotte, NC. I picked up Klein’s new book The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. I can…

Second Sight

Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revision & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults By Cheryl B. Klein                  Published by Asterick Books in 2011   I enjoy reading and studying about writing and publishing through the lens of an editor. I like…

Yes You Can…

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career By Nancy I. Sanders Isn’t this the craziest book title you’ve ever seen? That’s what I was thinking for months before I finally gave in to…

Writing Picture Books

Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication By Ann Whitford Paul Published by Writers Digest in 2009 Writing Picture Books is written for those of us who write–picture books, of course!. Yes, much of the material is applicable to other…

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