For Writers

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


Making Picture Book Magic with Susanna Leonard Hill (2021)
Study Hall with Marcie Colleen (2021)
Writing Magic with Callie Metler-Smith (2018)
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!
Gotham Writers' Workshop Children's Books Intensive with Carolyn MacCullough (2014)

NJ SCBWI Conferences & Events - my local chapter is the bee's knees!
        Advanced Picture Book Mentorship with Karen Boss (2020)
        Fall Craft Day (2012, 2013, 2014)
        Annual Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
        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)

BOOKS (About Writing for Children)

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 Lifeby 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
How to Stalk an Editor (guest post on Life on Clemson blog) 


Storystorm (previously known as PiBoIdMo)

NaPiBoWriWee (National Picture Book Writing Week)

ReFoReMo (Read for Research Month)

Nonfiction Fest

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