Monday, January 25, 2010

This Week's Guests on Book Bites for Kids

This from Suzanne Lieurance's
National Writing for Children Center Weekly Update...

The Children's Writers' Coaching Club brings you Book Bites for Kids every weekday afternoon at 2:00 central time on blogtalkradio.

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Monday's Guest is Manjula Naraynan
Author of The Red Red Car

The Red Red Car

Tuesday's Guest is Dianne de Las Casas
Author of The Cajun Cornbread Boy
NOTE: This is a previously recorded interview.
The Cajun Cornbread Boy

Wednesday is Promo Day!
Listeners are invited to call in during the LIVE show at
646-716-9239 with publishing news or
questions about writing for children.

Thursday's Guest is Shel Horowitz
Author of Grassroots Marketing for Authors and Publishers
NOTE: This is a previously recorded interview.
Grassroots Marketing for Authors

Friday's Guest is Bobbie Hinman
Author of The Knot Fairy
NOTE: This is a previously recorded interview.
The Knot Fairy

Be a Guest on Book Bites for Kids: If you're a published children's book author and you'd like to be a guest on Book Bites for Kids, send an email to Tyler, our program director, at:

This Week's Teleclass

Ever thought of writing an historical novel for young people? This Thursday, January 28, 2010, Lea Wait, who's written four acclaimed middle grade novels set in 19th century America, will give you pointers for what you need to consider before you start.

Where should your story take place? When? How much research will you need to do? What's the best way to do it? And how can you make your book authentic, but still exciting and interesting to kids today?

Lea has the answers to those - and any other - questions you may have! Join her, January 28, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. CDT for this fun and informative LIVE teleclass.

Can't attend the LIVE teleclass?

No problem. Registration includes a link to the recording of the teleclass, so you can listen to it whenever you like.

Note: Our weekly teleclasses are included in the price of membership in the Children's Writers' Coaching Club. But nonclub members can attend our weekly teleclasses by paying a registration fee of $5.97 per teleclass.

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A Chat with Author Simon Rose

Listen to this episode of Get Published, a podcast for writers, which features a chat with children's author - and instructor for the Children's Writers' Coaching Club - Simon Rose.

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Writing for Children - Finding Age Appropriate Words
by Karen Cioffi

Writing in general can be a tough business; writing for children is even tougher. Writing for children has its own unique tricks, processes, and rules; one of those rules is using words that are age appropriate.

How this differs from writing in general is that the children's writing arena is divided into specific age groups. There are picture books and rebus stories for the very young child. The story line and text are simple; they need to tell a story including basic conflict and action, but they are geared toward the comprehension of young children.

Next comes early readers. Again, the words used and plot are relatively simple to help the child learn to read.

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That's all for now.

Don't forget to visit the National Writing for Children Center every day for new articles, teaching tips, book reviews, and MORE!

Have a wonderful week!

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