Friday, January 21, 2011
Welcome to Day 4 of the 6-day virtual tour for my new book D/HD Success! Solutions for Boosting Self-Esteem The Diary Method Ages 7-17. Today I'd like to share some of my best writing tips.
Interesting ideas stem from experiences one has had with their own children, other people’s kids, or as a teacher, or mental health provider. Keep the material all under one file on the computer and think carefully what each one will be labeled. The heading should have careful thought put into it, and direct all other entries. There is no perfection, just progress. Write from the heart –not just the head. Do some research too in the field. Think about what you’re trying to accomplish and get across that this will make a REAL difference to the reader. It pays to do research to make sure no one else has written on exactly what you have in mind, and in the way that you present the material. Readers want new material and publishers look for why they should select your work rather than someone else’s. Publishing is a very competitive world and now more than ever, so authors have it harder than ever.
Find out more about the book and read some sample pages at www.ReachBeyondADD.com. Also, don't forget to visit the National Writing for Children Center, where my book is showcased all this month. You can listen to my recent interview on Book Bites for Kids there, plus find out what people are saying about my book.
Follow Day 5 of my tour tomorrow at babiestotschildren.com Leave a comment every day of my tour and your name will automatically be entered to win a Gift Box Bundle - filled with books and other goodies - at the end of the month, provided by the National Writing for Children Center.