For Writers

Books, Classes, Conferences, Events I've enjoyed which you may too!


Picture Book Rules from Children's Book Academy (2017) 

Chapter Book Alchemist from Children's Book Academy (2017)
Get Your Grammar Groove from Children's Book Academy with Miranda Paul (2014)- so much more than grammar!
Writing Magic with Callie Metler-Smith (2018)
Gotham Writers' Workshop Children's Books Intensive with Carolyn MacCullough (2014)

NJ SCBWI Conferences & Events - my local chapter is the bee's knees!
        Fall Craft Day (2012, 2013, 2014)
        Annual Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
        Picture Book Smackdown with Ame Dyckman (2013)
        Picture Book Brunch and Glass Fusing with Shauna Rossano (2014)
Rutgers University Council on Children's Literature (2017)
Bookexpo America
Brooklyn Book Festival

BOOKS- About Writing Children Books

It's a Bunny Eat Bunny World, by Olga Litowinsky

Writing Picture Books, by Ann Whitford Paul

Writing for Children and Teens, by Cynthea Liu

Picture Writing, by Anastasia Suen

A Family of Readers, by Roger Sutton & Martha Parravano

Creating Characters Kids Will Love, by Elaine Marie Alphin

BOOKS- About the Joy & Pain of Writing 

Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

Letters to a Young Writer, by Colum McCann (not just for young people!)

On Writing, by Stephen King

Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life by Natalie Goldberg

BOOKS- About Writing 

Show & Tell in a Nutshell, by Jessica Bell (a tiny book packed with excellent revision examples)

How to Summon Your Muse - PrePiBoIdMo 2014 
7 Simple Steps to Write 7 Picture Books in 7 Days - NaPiBoWriWee 2013
Great Picture Book Writing Scale
Where Does a New Writer Start Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,

Annual Online Learning Events

Storystorm (previously known as PiBoIdMo)

NaPiBoWriWee (National Picture Book Writing Week)

ReFoReMo (Read for Research Month)

Susanna Leonard Hill has seasonal contests and Short & Sweets

Kidlit Summer School


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