Writing for Children: How to Write a Children's Book, Writing for Magazines, Getting Paid for Writing, Getting Published


Do you want to learn how to write a children's book? Make money writing for children's magazines? Every Friday the Writing for Children podcast publishes from The Institute of Children's Literature. Since 1969, ICL has taught over 470,205 aspiring writers. Listen to the director of both The Institute for Writers and The Institute of Children's Literature and bestselling children's author Katie Davis host the show as she focuses on the craft of writing for children. She talks about how to write a children’s book, how to write for children’s magazines, how to get paid for your writing, and how to get published in the world of kidlit. There are listener questions, with answers from the experts at the Institute, plus hard-to-find resources, tips, and links included in every week's show notes.


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Newbery Medalist Jerry Craft | Writing for Children 185

January 31st, 2020

NEWBERY MEDALIST JERRY CRAFT This week, the American Library Association honored Jerry Craft with the Newbery Medal for his graphic novel NEW KID! To… Go to Episode

Finding Your Character's Childlike Voice | Writing for Children 184

January 24th, 2020

A CHILDLIKE VOICE Kids are far more discerning than many writers suspect. They know a "fake kid" when they hear one, so your dialogue must feel like real… Go to Episode

The Big Effect of Dialogue Attribution | Writing for Children 183

January 18th, 2020

COMBATING THE BORING SPEECH TAG Dialogue is the favorite part of story writing for many authors. In dialogue writing, the author is able to give voice… Go to Episode

Interview with Kate DiCamillo | Writing for Children 182

January 10th, 2020

INTERVIEW WITH KATE DICAMILLO Kate DiCamillo's writing journey has been a truly remarkable one. She grew up in Florida and moved to Minnesota in her twenties,… Go to Episode