Tuesday, March 11, 2014

5 Best Bits of Advice for Writers

From Other (More Accomplished) Folks

I’ve been prepping for a writing workshop I’ll be leading over the next few months. Our focus will be mainly on picture books, beginning readers, and children’s nonfiction.

The Idea Box, Half-Opened  

To prep, I have been looking at books and pulling writing exercises out of the Idea Box.

But here are 5 of the best links I’ve found while mining the internet, looking for wisdom and advice for the new (and not so new) writer.

They’re in no particular order, so click, ponder, and enjoy:

Middle-grade novelist Barbara O’Connor’s 16 ways to kill a story

And last, but surely not least:

Why indeed!


  1. These are terrific links. I also highly recommend Linda Ashman's "Nuts and Bolts" guide, which is available for purchase on her website. It's filled with helpful examples from books published in the last 2-3 years and offers wonderful guidance!

  2. Thanks, Cathy. Linda's guide sounds intriguing.