Here is a list of resources for writers that I have found incredibly helpful:
SCBWI: www.scbwi.org – If you plan on doing any sort of writing for children then your first step should be to join the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. It’s a great wealth of information and their message board (called the Blueboard) is a place to interact with other writers and ask any questions you may have.
Josh Funk – If you are a picture book writer, I highly recommend that you read his guide to writing picture books: https://www.joshfunkbooks.com/resources-for-writers
Jess Keating: www.jesskeating.com
Tara Lazar: www.taralazar.com
Gail Werner: www.gailwerner.com/resources
Darcy Pattison: www.darcypattison.com **Also be sure to check out Darcy’s book How to Write a Children’s Picture Book
Literary Rambles: www.LiteraryRambles.com
Merrily Kutner: http://merrilykutner.com
Inspiration and Motivation
Jodi Kendall’s Blog Post – How I Got My Agent (and a 2 book deal!) really inspired me: http://www.jodikendall.com/blog-1/2016/6/23/how-i-got-my-agent
Kidlit 411 Manuscript Swap: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KIDLIT411MSswap – This group gives you the opportunity to get feedback from other kidlit authors and I encourage you to offer your feedback to someone else.
The Write Life Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheWriteLifeGroup/
Writer Moms Inc: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Writermomsinc – It doesn’t matter what genre you write, if you are a mom you have to join this group. The ladies in this group are incredible and there is also a fun Twitter chat every Monday night.
Maria Vicente, Literary Agent at P.S. Literary Agency http://www.mariavicente.com/blog-posts/ – She’s got everything from writing and querying to publishing and branding.
Carly Watters, VP and Senior Literary Agent at the P.S. Literary Agency www.carlywatters.com – Though she no longer adds new posts to her blog, you can still find a lot of great information on writing, querying, branding, etc.
Jill Corcoran Literary Agency https://jillcorcoranliteraryagency.com/what-makes-a-book-sell/
- Manuscript Academy
- Stories Unbound
- Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert
- Writers Market Podcast, especially the interview with agent Carly Watters
- All The Wonders
- Writing For Children (Katie Davis)