Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.
~ William Faulkner
Here's the latest article from the Writing for Children site at BellaOnline.com:How to Write Books That Sell
This one is the second in my How to Write Great Children's Books series. I believe this is the fastest and cheapest way to learn to write well.
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