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Writing for Children

June 14 2008 Writing for Children Newsletter

"A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then."
~ C.S. Lewis

I missed sending out my newsletter the last two weeks due to technical difficulties. Sorry. But look at the bright side; this week you get three fresh articles to read. Wow, what a deal! =0)

Plot Starts With Conflict
The more the hero stumbles, the more interesting the book is going to be. The more the poor fellow barks his shins, the more the readers will cry for him and root for him and flip the pages hoping he'll survive. And more than that even, they'll hope he'll be hugely victorious.

Point of View ~ First Person Narrators
The pros and cons of using a first person narrator as your POV ( point of view ) character.

Children's Writers ~ Professional Organizations
Joining writing groups will speed up your arrival at the "published author" gate. More importantly, along the way you will make wonderful friends who share your passion for writing for children.

Please visit Writing for Children for more tips, articles, links, and discussion on how to write and publish for children.

To participate in free, fun, online discussions, visit our "super-popular, bursting-with-activity, and swarmed-with-interesting-people" Writing for Children Community Forum. =0) (I'm kidding, I'm kidding. Of course you could go in and get something started if you really wanted to.)

If you have any questions or comments, as always, I'm glad to hear them. To contact me, reply to this newsletter.

Feel free to pass this along to family and friends who are also interested in writing for children.

Thanks so much!

Sally Apokedak,
Writing for Children Editor


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