When people find out I write, I often hear: “I’ve always wanted to write a book. What do I do?”
My suggestion: Write Your Story.
There are tons of resources online after you finish writing. Websites and blogs abound — from writers, agents, and a variety of experts on writing, editing, and self-publishing.
Here’s a list of free resources to check out:
Many businesses cater to a writer’s desire to be published. While many are reputable and valid services-for-hire, please be careful when someone asks for money. Ask friends and other writers for advice. When in doubt, check Preditors & Editors and Writer Beware ® Blogs!
Kid Lit 411 launched on the eve of 2014 and shares MANY kid literature resources in one place. You could spend days at this site following all the links. It’s a workshop/conference for writers and you can check it out in your pajamas or when you need inspiration.
Picture book resource for parents/readers:
If you want the perfect picture book, you can visit Author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog on Fridays. An assortment of picture book writers, illustrators, and authors join the fun by recommending perfect picture books. Each week’s list adds to a growing list of books by themes and titles.
For a list of picture book challenges and writing classes visit here.