Author Branding
Developing your professional "brand" can be just as important as coming up with a great manuscript. by Kristen Heimerl
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Trailing Joy 8: 5 Things No One Tells You About Crowdfunding

Kristen Heimerl

An amazing story fell into my lap. But how to fund my children’s book? I knew I wanted a big, beautiful hard cover, as lovely and as high quality as I could afford. But I also knew that high end printing didn’t come cheap. So I decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign—the single most difficult task in my book journey.
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Caroline Magerl's Book Tour Journey: Ohio to Amherst

In this ongoing series, author and illustrator Caroline Magerl shares the the adventure of her US book tour, full of drawings and musings.

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Right Story, Wrong Format: Why It’s Important To Be True To The Story

As writers, we need to have the patience to find our real story then go about honouring that truth.

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Carter G. Woodson – Father Of Black History
A poem in celebration of Carter G. Woodson–one of the first scholars to study African-American history, and frequently lauded as the "Father of Black History." more stories & poetry »
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The Women in the Walls written by Amy Lukavics

Lucy lives in a huge, castle-like estate with her father, aunt, and cousin. One day, her aunt mysteriously disappears and strange voices and screams begin to emanate from within the walls. Are the voices those of her relatives or are they simply hallucinations? Lucy and her cousin begin a disturbingly horrific investigation that may very well lead them to their own demise.

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Ivana Beschreiben edits "The Tardy Horseman"

COMING SOON! CWG Online will be featuring edits of reader-submitted manuscripts! This article (and the other examples) provides a demonstration of how our online edits will work. Our editors' comments on manuscripts can be toggled on and off at the appropriate point in the manuscript, and a full legend of editing symbols is available for basic changes. Take a preview, and perhaps submit a manuscript of your own!

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The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

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Highlights Magazine

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Hands down, the biggest thrill is to get a letter from a kid saying, "I loved your book. Will you write me another one?"

Kate DiCamillo