I just read an article on The Guardian Children’s Books blog titled, “Making your writing the best it
can be: top tips from children's books
editors.” It addresses such topics as:
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“End Note? …by far the most important part is the end. Enjoy the journey: the reader must enjoy the journey and so must the writer. Performing: all writers are performers, performers on the page. Finishing Off: …finish your work. Many good writers start off and fall by the wayside through lack of determination. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Read.”
The editors in this article elaborate more on each topic. I found the article really helpful. See for yourself.
And for you illustrators and writers as well, here’s an excellent interview that illustrator Carolyn Dee Flores did on the Wendy Martin Illustration blog.
Pocket’s annual fiction contest is taking submissions. Make sure you submit that story you’ve been working on before the August 2013 deadline.
Galleys: The first fully designed (but usually unproofed) version of a book that has been divided into pages. -- Writer's Digest Weekly Planner