Thinking of stepping into the writer’s world and sending a query to a publisher? Here are some good tips to remember.
This fun-loving January illustration was sent in by Claire Lordon. Claire earned her BFA in illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is an illustrator and designer living in Brooklyn, New York and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She was recently named a semi-finalist for the Tomie dePaola Award.
GETTING STARTED TIPS FOR WRITERS OF FICTION AND NONFICTION
Take advantage of any opportunities to join a local writers’ group geared to the kind of writing you are doing. This is a chance to get some honest feedback from people who are considering your work, not considering you as a friend or relative.
Use amazon.com as a searchable database to find recent books in the same genre, on the same subject, or similar in some way. Look to see what the reviews say: what did they like, what were weak points? What…
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