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Do I need an illustrator right away?

Started by Christine Carelli. Last reply by Jennifer FitzGerald Mar 23. 5 Replies

Writing for cartoon strips

Started by Jim Allen Mar 20. 0 Replies

New children's book author in need of reviews, direction and much more.

Started by Terry S. Bradley. Last reply by Barbara Bradford Suits Feb 11. 3 Replies

Why do you need a.... BRAND BUMPER?

Started by Dr. Marina Kostina Jan 30. 0 Replies

Children's Books

Started by Lorraine Davy. Last reply by Rebecca Graf Sep 22, 2013. 1 Reply

will help with writing a children's book if needed

Started by Lori K. Lee. Last reply by Gavion E Chandler Aug 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Where Are the Childrens Book Reviewers?

Started by J. Helen Elza. Last reply by Terry S. Bradley Jul 20, 2013. 2 Replies

Reiki workbook for children

Started by KIMBERLY. Last reply by KIMBERLY Oct 4, 2012. 4 Replies

Sound advice on writing a children's book

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by Mellanie Crouell May 21, 2011. 1 Reply

Finding Age Appropriate Words When Writing For Children

Started by Kay Elizabeth. Last reply by Sean Noonan Jul 6, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Kay Elizabeth on December 14, 2009 at 11:51pm
Good question, Leigh! I doubt that vampires will be displaced anytime soon. For as long as the Twilight series continues to be massively popular, vampiric themes will sustain their hold. Me, I would love to see environmental themes rise to the top of the heap.
Comment by Ashley Du Toit on January 12, 2010 at 2:24am
I'm a childrens author, writing for ages 8-12 and i must say they're a tough market. I often have kids asking me when am i going to get vampires in my immortal worlds as well! I think they just want to read what the older kids are reading.
Comment by Kay Elizabeth on January 23, 2010 at 9:00pm
Welcome to the Children's Book Writers Group, Ashley. I think you're onto something there. What kind of characters do you have in your immortal worlds?
Comment by Aaron C. Riser on May 22, 2010 at 10:37pm
Is this still a functioning group?
Comment by Sean Noonan on July 6, 2010 at 7:34am
Hi Folks.

This Genre is a great one, but there isn't much discussion here yet?

I read my first book at school and the looks on the children's faces was such a pleasure to see. They loved being in the story with me reading.
Is it always such good stuff when reading to kids you don't know?
The school have booked me for the second story already.
Comment by Sean Noonan on July 7, 2010 at 10:57am
Who has heard of The Big Wide-mouthed Frog by Ana Martin Larranaga. A fantastic tale for the very young. We had excellent fun over the years with this one. Especially when we all put on accents and had different parts in the story, though we all joined in when it came to "and I eat flies" (said in a molasses dripping southern US accent)

What are your favourite books for the very young?
Comment by Sasha Gaye Wynter on July 15, 2010 at 6:18pm
hello is anyone interested in reading a childs book i wrote?
Comment by Olive Peart on July 20, 2010 at 2:18am
send it to DLite Press. www.dlitepress.com. We will epublish it Free
Comment by Aaron C. Riser on July 21, 2010 at 4:20am
To Curse or Not To Curse?
I'm venturing into YA fiction and with today's lean toward all reality all the time, how do we as writers approach this subject. I struggle with this question: If I allow my characters to curse, am I encouragiing my readers to use bad language? My current writing takes place in an urban setting and when I hear my characters speak, they want to use all the language of the street. Rather than struggle with the dilema of real vs profane, I chestise my characters and keep them on the straight and narrow. What are your thoughts?
Comment by Aaron C. Riser on July 21, 2010 at 4:41am
Forgive my misspelling chastise.

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