Here is a riddle:
By the pond you spot a sign: Writing for Children. In the pond, three frogs sit on a log. One decides to jump.
How many are left on the log?
Three–because there is a difference between deciding and doing.
Author Edith Hope Fine has written a wonderful book for beginning authors and veteran authors as well.
Here is the description:
Do you dream of writing for children but don’t know where to start? Jump, Froggies!: Writing Children’s Books is the perfect book to start you on your path to publication. Award-winning children’s book writer Edith Hope Fine takes you on a step-by-step journey through the world of children’s book publishing. From writing techniques to jump-start your creativity to how to submit your work, from getting your work published to marketing yourself and your projects, this book includes more than eighty-nine practical tips, plus journaling ideas for aspiring writers. Jump, Froggies! is a must-have for anyone beginning a career in children’s books.
*Shameless plug #1* My blog buddy Sarah Tomp and I each contributed to the eighty-nine practical tips.
*Shameless plug #2* I designed the cover and interior art for this book.
Here comes the gushing part: Jump, Froggies! is a must-read for all budding authors. Edith Hope Fine is a genius, she delivers a wealth of information in a clear and concise manner. The tips are sometimes humorous, sometimes thought provoking, but they are all very helpful. This book will be on my recommended reading list.
So go out there and start writing,
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