Have any of you thought about what writing poetry for children vs. for adults looks like? Here are a few things I advise for the former.
Did you know a lot of grammar rules are actually rather arbitrary? Here are six of those “rules” this particular copy editor wants you to rethink.
I think that when a lot of writers decide to write a children’s picture book, they immediately believe it has to rhyme. But does it actually?
Gonna get real with you here today: imposter syndrome is hitting hard.
A lot of poets out there may ask themselves, “How can I engage my readers?” There are plenty of ways to go about this, but there are three I always advocate for.
What’s the rule of thumb when it comes to using “that” or “which”?
What exactly are some of the differences between three of the youngest kidlit categories?
Check out these fifteen spring-themed writing prompts! Whether you write poetry or children’s picture books – or something else entirely! – I hope these ideas provide a creative springboard.
A concept that I struggled with for a good long while was “show, don’t tell.” I just never found a good explanation for what that meant, exactly. But then it finally clicked. So I’m hoping that by writing this post, I can help it click for someone else.
I realize that, as an editor of verse, I often throw around lingo that not everyone knows. So I figured it would be a good idea to cover some basic poetry terms in a handy-dandy guide you can come back to!