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How to write children's books: what the experts say
A member of my writing library asked if I’d created a resource hub on writing books for children. I hadn’t, so I did!
Some of the articles and books I’ve listed were published prior to the digital transformations that have taken place in the mainstream- and self-publishing industries, so the technical guidance may be a little out of date. However, the underlying principles behind the craft of writing are just as relevant today as they were a decade ago, which merits their inclusion.
If I’ve missed out something that you think is core reading for children’s book writers, let me know and I’ll add it.
The PDF includes links to the following:
Children's Books: Resources on Writing for Young People is available for immediate download. Click on the image below.
Louise Harnby is a fiction copyeditor and proofreader who specializes in helping self-publishing writers prepare their novels for market.
She is the author of several books on business planning and marketing for editors, and runs online courses from within the Craft Your Editorial Fingerprint series. She is also an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Louise loves books, coffee and craft gin, though not always in that order.
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