Michael Mann, author of Ghostcloud, tells us all about his journey to publication … and gives us some excellent tips on writing for children.
We caught up with Joanne O’Connell, author of Beauty and the Bin, to ask her all about her journey to publication … and to get a few tips on becoming a children’s writer.
If you are stuck on a project, trying to find an agent, or need help getting published, these simple, easy-to-apply tips will improve your book immediately.
The query letter is a tough thing to get right – it needs to be informative, but not boring; warm, but not over-familiar. But please, before writing your query letter, make sure you don’t write one like this…
A really brilliant opening line, followed by a brilliant opening paragraph, is crucial. It gets your prospective agent or editor’s attention and makes them more inclined to like the rest of your writing.
How long should my children’s book be? We wish there was a simple, one-size-fits-all answer to this! There are no set rules for how long a children’s novel should be, and the lack of clear guidance can be frustrating. That’s why we often get asked questions like this.