For Writers/Artists

One of the best things about the writing and illustrating community is how generous everyone is with their knowledge and skills. Check out Kidlit411.com, a website I help manage that compiles all sorts of links and resources for kidlit writers and illustrators.

Also, here are my posts with tips on becoming a better writer, illustrator and blogger:  



I. 
 Conferences
I'm a huge believer in the benefits of learning craft and networking at conferences and workshops. I've blogged about the following great opportunities:


II. Books and Online Tools


Online Writing & Art Classes
Books
  • Three Essential Books for the Visual Storyteller
    • Picture This:  How Pictures Work, by Molly Bang
    • Writing With Pictures:  How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books, by Uri Shulevitz 
    • Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels, by Scott McCloud
  • Five Books that will Take Your Writing to the Next Level
    • Writing Picture Books, by Ann Whitford Paul
    • Writing Irresistable Kidlit, by Mary Kole
    • Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott
    • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Renni Browne & Dave King
    • One Year to a Writing Life, by Susan M. Tiberghien
Art Critiques

III. Blogging and Social Media