Rx for Writers

Writer's Support Room - Getting Started

*Topical Index* for Articles and Transcripts

Adults in Stories

Adults, Writing for

Age Groups

Agents

Animal Stories--
    Fiction and Nonfiction

Authors Talk About
    Their Process

Beginnings/Endings

Biographies and Profiles

Book Packagers

Character Motivation

Chapter Books and
     Novels

Chat

Christian Publishing

Citing Sources

Computers

Conferences and
     Classes

Conflict

Contests

Controversy

Cover Letters

Creating Characters

Critique Groups

Cross Cultural Writing

Dialogue

Editors

Educational Markets

E-Newsletter

Electronic Publishing

Fantasy

Fiction Basics

Free Enewsletter

Grammar and Punctuation

Genre

Goals

Greeting Card Verse

Historical Fiction

Holiday Stories

How-to Articles

Humor

Ideas

Inspiration and
     Encouragement

Law

Librarian

Magazines

Manuscripts in WORD

Money

Morality

Mysteries

National Novel Writing Month

Newbery Winners

Networking

Nonfiction

Organization

Overcoming Rejection

Passive Voice

Pen Names

Picture Books

Plot

Poetry

Point of View

Professionalism

Promotion

Query Letters

Reader Age

Reading

Rebus Writing

Rejection

Request Letters

Research

Respecting Readers

Reviews

Revision

Rights and Contracts

Scams, Jams, and Bad
     Deals

School Visits

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Science Writing

Seasonal Stories

Self Publishing

Series Writing

Setting

Show, Don't Tell

Sources

Specializing

Sports Stories

Storytelling

Stress

Submissions

Synopsis

Targeting Markets

Taxes

Teens

Theme

Tie-In Books

Time Management

Titles

Voice

Web Sites

Writer Illustrator

Writer's Block

Writer's Retreat

Writing Techniques

Young Adult Writing

Adults in Stories

"Kidz Only" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/kidz.shtml

"Attitude and Altitude" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/attitude.shtml

"What's Wrong with Adults Anyway?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/wrongadults.shtml

"Watch Out for Those Wiseguys" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt02/wiseguys.shtml

Adults, Writing for

"Writing For Parents and Families" with Karen Hammond http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/khammond2012.shtml.shtml

"Have You Considered Writing for Adults?" with Karen Hammond http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karen_hammond_dec_2l.shtml

Age Groups

"Patching Young Reader Story Problems" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt02/voiceage.shtml

"What Age is Your Reader?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/agerange.shtml

"Stories That Introduce Young Children to the World" with Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pmorrow.shtml

"Writing...from Chapter Books to Middle Grade Books to YA Novels" with Cheryl Zach http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/zach.shtml

"Writing for the Picture Book Age" with Joan Chase Bowden http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bowden.shtml

Agents

"Discovering the Life of a Children's Book Agent" with Jill Corcoran http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/corcoran.shtml

"The Skinny on Agents http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/skinny.shtml

"Do I Need an Agent?" with Sharene Martin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/martin.shtml

"Evening with an Agent" with Kassandra Duane http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kassandra_duane.shtml

"Evening With An Agent, Part 2" with Kassandra Duane http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kassandra_duane_part_2.shtml

"Choosing Reputable Publishing Professionals" with Victoria Strauss. http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vstrauss.shtml

Animal Stories--Fiction and Nonfiction

"Writing Animal Fiction and Nonfiction" with Marian Flandrick Bray http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/marian_bray.shtml

"Talking Animal Stories" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt02/tkganimals.shtml

"Writing About Animals" with Nancy Furstinger http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nancy_furstinger.shtml

Open Forum on Writing About Animals http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200608081409_stage1_event.shtml

Authors Talk About Their Process

"A Book is Born" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/bookborn.shtml

"ABCs and Craft That Please" with Nancy I. Sanders http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sanders.shtml

"Writing Life Outside the US" with Kristy Dempsey http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dempsey.shtml

"Birthing a Book" with Bonny Becker http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bonnybecker.shtml

"Things I've Learned from Being A Published Author that I NEVER Expected" with Dotti Enderle http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dottienderle.com

"From ICL to Starred Review" with Brenda Ferber http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ferber2006.shtml

"Loving Words" with Dandi Daley Mackall http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mackall.shtml

"How to Stay Sane" with Russ Nelson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nelson_interview.shtml

"Ninety Children's Books and Counting" with Bruce Coville http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/coville.shtml

"Not Without A Flashlight: Exploring the Shadows in Writing for Children" with Mary Casanova http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/casanova.shtml

"Children's Writing" with Sue Alexander http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alexander.shtml

"Mining Your Life for the Gold of Children's Books" with Deborah Wiles http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/wiles.shtml

"Number the Newberys" with Lois Lowry http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lowry.shtml

"How A Children's Writer Survives the Newbery Award" with Karen Hesse http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/hesse.shtml

"How I Wrote and Published More Than a Hundred Children's Books" with Caroline Arnold http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/arnold.shtml

"After Two Newbery Medals, What Then?" with Katherine Paterson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/paterson.shtml

"Beyond the Newbery" with Linda Sue Park http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/park.shtml

"How to Write Forever and With Joy" with Jane Yolen http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/yolen.shtml

"Young Readers in Russia" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/young_readers_in_russia.shtml

"Writing for Children in Many Genres" with Victoria Sherrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sherrow.shtml

Beginnings/Endings

Don't Start This Way -- Unless It Works!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/dontstart.shtml

Biographies and Profiles

"Biographies: Telling True Stories" with Barbara Kramer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bkramer2012.shtml

"Biographies" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joannemattern2012.shtml

"Middle Grade Biographies" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jmattern.shtml

"How to Write the Story of a Life" with Barbara Kramer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kramer_iview.shtml

"The Delights of Publishing Profiles" with Pat DeClue http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/declue.shtml

"Writing Biographies of Living People" with Barbara Kramer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/barb_kramer.shtml

"Writing Biographies for Young People" with Pat McCarthy http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pat_mccarthy.shtml

"Turning Interviews into Sales" with Art O'Neil http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/art_oneil.shtml

Book Packagers

"Working with Book Packagers" with Dori Butler http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/revised_dori_butler.shtml

"Working with Book Packagers, Part 2" with Dori Butler http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dori_part_2.shtml

Character Motivation

"Plot, Theme and Characterization tp://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/trifecta.shtml

"Character Growth" with Dorothy Francis http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dorothy_francis.shtml

Chapter Books and Novels

"Add More Meat to Your Manuscript" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/addmeat.shtml

"Unpuzzling the Mysteries of Chapter Books and Novels" with Jane Kurtz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kurtz1.shtml

"Writing Middle Grade Novels that Touch Young Readers" with Sharelle Byars Moranville http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/moranville3.shtml

Chat

I Want to Chat -- Tell Me How! http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/howchat.shtml

Chat Help Desk http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/Chat_Help_Desk2.shtml

To Find the Chat http://institutechildrenslit.net/entry.htm

Christian Publishing

"Christian Writing" with Kathleen Muldoon http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kathleenmuldoon2011.shtml

"The Growing and Changing Christian Magazine and Book Market" with Terry Whalin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/whalin.shtml

"Writing for the Christian Children's Market" with Jane Landreth http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jane_landreth.shtml

"Writing for the Religious Market" with Eileen Dunn Bertanzetti http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/eileen_bertanzetti.shtml

"Prolific Writing in the Inspirational Field" with Terry Whalin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/3_terry_whalin.shtml

"Prolific Writing in the Inspirational Field, Part 2" with Terry Whalin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/terry_whalin_part_2.shtml

Citing Sources

"Where Did You Get That Information?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/source.shtml

Computers

Open Forum Chat on Computers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605301409_stage1_event.shtml

"Backups: Don't Lose That Story!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/backup.shtml

Conferences and Classes

Open Forum Chat on Conferences http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200604251408_stage1_event.shtml

"Getting the Most from Your Writer's Conference" with Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/chat_room___10.shtml

"Getting Your Money's Worth" with Karen O'Conner and Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/oconnor_holl_dual_interview.shtml

Conflict

"Making Diamonds" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt04/diamonds.shtml

"Don't Get Slighted" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt04/slighted.shtml

"Embrace the Conflict" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt04/embraceconflict.shtml

Contests

"Ten Tips for Contest Entries" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/tentips.shtml

Controversy

"Writing On Controversial Subjects" with Elaine Marie Alphin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alphin_controversy.shtml

"Anything Goes, but What Does a Banned Book Author do Next?" with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/naylor.shtml

Cover Letters

"Cover Letters Made S-S-Simple" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws08/simplecover.shtml

Creating Characters

"What's In A Name?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt02/whatname.shtml

"Character Building" with Alma Fullerton http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/fullerton07.shtml

"Mysteries: Creating Believable Heroes and Villains" with Vicki Erwin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ve2.shtml

"Creating Characters" with Elaine Marie Alphin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alphin_char.shtml

Critique Groups

"Starting A Critique Group" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws10/startingcrit.shtml

"Critiquing In Your Jammies" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws10/jammies.shtml

"Critique Groups: Your Chance to Grow" with Nancy Butts http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nancy_butts.shtml

"Creating Successful Critique Groups" with Jill Rubalcaba http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jill_rubalcaba.shtml

Cross Cultural Writing

"Writing Cross Culturally" by Karen Lynn Williams http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/6_karen_williams.shtml

Dialogue

"A Monologue on Thoughts" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/monologue.shtml

"Perfecting Dialogue Punctuation" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/punctuating.shtml

"The Roles of Dialogue and Narrative http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/rolenarrative.shtml

"Talk Nice Now" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/talknice.shtml

"Diagnosis Dialogue" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/diagnosis.shtml

"Dialogue That Makes a Difference" with Sandy Asher http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sasher_dialogue.shtml

"Dialogue: Open Forum Transcript" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200603071406_stage1_event.shtml

Editors

"Ask an Anonymous Editor" with Editorial Anonymous http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/eanonymous.shtml

"Down the Publishing Path" with Harold Underdown http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/underdown08.shtml

"Cricket Books and the Older Bug Magazines -- Connecting to Make the Sale" with Deborah Vetter, editor of CRICKET, CICADA, and with Cricket Books http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vetter2006.shtml

"We're All in This Together" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/together.shtml

"Author and Editor: What's It Like on Each Side of the Desk?" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/holl.shtml

"Getting to Know Calkins Creek Books" with Carolyn Yoder http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/yoder.shtml

"Nonfiction Submissions Editors Love" with Heather Delabre and Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/delabre_morrow.shtml

"The Inside Story about Highlights...Boyds Mills Press and Calkins Creek Books" with Kent L. Brown Jr. http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/brown.shtml

"Editing, Publishing--and Everything In Between" with John Cross Giblin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/giblin.shtml

"What the Editor Wants and How the Writer Can Provide It" with Karen Orfitelli http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/orfitelli.shtml

"The Future of Children's Books" with Harold Underdown http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/underdown.shtml

"The Past, Present, and Future of Children's Books" with Harold Underdown http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/underdown2.shtml

"Looking at the Two Sides of the Publishing World" with Beth Troop http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/troop.shtml

"How a Magazine Editor Decides What to Buy" with Marileta Robinson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/robinson.shtml

"An Inside Look at Cricket Magazine Group and Cricket Books" with Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/morrow.shtml

"Editing and Publishing Beginning Reader Books" with Lynn Salem and Josie Stewart http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/seedling.shtml

"More Working with Editors" with Cheryl Zach http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/cheryl_zach2.shtml

"Advice from an Online Editor" with Jennifer Reed http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jennifer_reed.shtml

"What Editors Look For" with Beth Troop http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/beth_troop_mar_15.shtml

"Working With Editors" with Cheryl Zach http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/cheryl_zach.shtml

"What Editors Really Want" with Beth Troop http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/beth_troop.shtml

"What Editors Really Want, Part 2" with Beth Troop http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/beth_troop_part_2.shtml

"Choosing Reputable Publishing Professionals" with Victoria Strauss. http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vstrauss.shtml

Educational Markets

"Educational Publishing" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joannemattern2011.shtml

"Writing for Educational Publishers" with Pam Zollman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/zollman2006.shtml

"Publishing in the Educational Market" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joanne_mattern.shtml

"Educational Writing" with Dee Stuart http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dee_stuart.shtml

E-Newsletter

Latest Issue http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/webnews.shtml

Subscribe http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/email_updates.shtml

Unsubscribe http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/email_updates_unsubscribe.shtml

Electronic Publishing

"Ebooks and Other Options" with Chris Eboch, http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/eboch2011.shtml

"Ebook Publishing in Ten Steps" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt08/10stepebook.shtml

"Mastering the World Wide Web" with Linda Aksomitis http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/aksomitis.shtml

"Advice from an Online Editor" with Jennifer Reed http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jennifer_reed.shtml

"Can It Be A Magazine If There's No Paper?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt08/nopaper.shtml

"Postage-Free Submissions" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/postage.shtml

Fantasy

Apples and Oranges: The Fantasy Novel" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/appleorange.shtml

Magical Magazine Fiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/magfantasy.shtml

Fiction Basics

Attention to Detail" with Bev. Cooke http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bevcooke.shtml

The Fiction Writer's Checklist http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/fictionchecklist.shtml

Free Enewsletter

Latest Issue http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/webnews.shtml

Subscribe http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/email_updates.shtml

Unsubscribe http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/email_updates_unsubscribe.shtml

Grammar and Punctuation

Perfecting Dialogue Punctuation" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt03/punctuating.shtml

Do You Know What Your Verbs Are Doing? http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/verbs.shtml

"Writing Bugaboos and Hobgoblins - What Are They and Why Should I Be Afraid?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/bugaboo.shtml

Genre

"Cutting to the Core" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/genre.shtml

"Writing Across Genre" with Tanya Lee Stone http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/tanyaleestone.shtml

Goals

"Breaking Down Your Writing Goals" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/breaking.shtml

"Wishing Up Good Goals" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/ideas.shtml

"Reach for the Stars" with Karen O'Connor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karen_oconnor_jan_2000.shtml

Greeting Card Verse

"Writing Greeting Cards" with Diane Nees http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nees.shtml

Historical Fiction

"Writing Believable Historical Characters" with Anola Pickett http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/anolapickett2011.shtml

"Historical Fiction with Linda Aksomitis http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lindaaksomitis.shtml

"From Historical Fiction to Fantasy -- It All Fits with Kathleen Duey http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/duey2006.shtml

"Middle Grade Historical Fiction" with Linda Crew http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/crew.shtml

"Writing Historical Fiction" with Jane Buchanan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jane_buchanan.shtml

"If You Love History" with Idella Bodie http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/idella_bodie.shtml

"Researching and Writing Historical Fiction" with Patricia Curtis Pfitsch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/patty_pfitsch.shtml

Holiday Stories

"Holidays and Special Events" with Jane Landreth http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jane_landreth_holidays.shtml

How-to Articles

"How-to Articles" with Christine Kohler http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ckohler2012.shtml

"Just a How-to" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/justhowto.shtml

"Craft Articles for Highlights" with Pam Zollman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/zollman.shtml

Humor

"A Spoonful of Funny" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/funny.shtml

"Humor" with Ruth McNally Barshaw http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/barshaw.shtml

Open Forum on Humor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605192108_stage1_event.shtml

"Humor for Intermediate Readers" with Heather Delabre http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/delabre.shtml

"Humor and the Middle Grade Reader" with Mary C. Ryan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ryan.shtml

"Lighten Up" with Mary Ryan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mary_ryan.shtml

"Lighten Up, Part 2" with Mary Ryan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mary_ryan_part_2.shtml

"Humor in Fiction" with Carol Gorman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/carol_gorman_transcript.shtml

"Humor in Fiction, Part 2" with Carol Gorman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/gorman_part_2.shtml

Ideas

What If Someone Steals My Idea?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt01/stealidea.shtml

Writing to Pictures"http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt01/pictures.shtml

Creative Exercixes to Hone a Writer's Brainstorming Skills"http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt01/creativeexercises.shtml

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt01/ideas.shtml

Open Forum on Story Ideas" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200607111408_stage1_event.shtml

"Tell Me What To Write -- Oh, You Did!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/themelists.shtml

Open Forum on Writing from Life http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605231404_stage1_event.shtml

"Turning Your Real Life into Entertainment" with Stephen Roos http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/roos.shtml

"Ideas are Everywhere" with Jane Landreth http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/landreth2.shtml

"Transforming Real Life into Commercial Fiction" with Stephen Roos http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/s_roos.shtml

"Ideas are Everywhere" with Victoria Sherrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/victoria_sherrow.shtml

"Finding Our Own Best Stories" with Sandy Asher http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sandy_asher.shtml

Inspiration and Encouragement

"The Triple Crown of Success" with Nancy I. Sanders http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sanders2.shtml

"The Motivated Writer" with Simon Rose http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/simonrose2.shtml

"Beating the Jealous Bug" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/jealousy.shtml

"How to Balance Writing and Family Life" with Karen O'Conner http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/oconnor.shtml

"A Potpourri of Pathways to Publication" with Hope Irvin Marston http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/marston.shtml

"How to Build and Maintain Your Writing Vision" with Karen O'Connor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/connor.shtml

"How to Build and Maintain Your Writing Vision, Part 2" with Karen O'Connor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/connor_part_2.shtml

Law

"Is That Write? Contract Terms" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/isright.shtml

"Writers and the Law" with Linda Joy Kattwinkel, Esq. http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kattwinkel.shtml

Librarian

"Children's Books from a Librarian's Perspective" with Linda Skeers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/linda_skeers.shtml

Magazines

"Super Short Stories" with Jan Goldberg http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jangoldberg.shtml

"Tell Me What to Write -- Oh, You Did!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/themelists.shtml

"Cricket Books and the Older Bug Magazines -- Connecting to Make the Sale" with Deborah Vetter, editor of CRICKET, CICADA, and with Cricket Books http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vetter2006.shtml

"A Chat with Magazine Editor and Publisher Becky Ances of Moo Cow Fan Club http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bances.shtml

"Nuts and Bolts of Rebus Writing" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/nutsbolt.shtml

"Writing the Short Story" with Dori Butler http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dbutler.shtml

"Writing for the Magazine Market" with Elaine Marie Alphin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/elaine_alphin_magazines.shtml

Manuscripts in WORD

"Hey Good Lookin' -- Formatting An Attractive Manuscript" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/goodlookin.shtml

"Creating Templates for Stories, Articles, and ICL Lessons" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/templates.shtml

Money

"Making the Leap" with Suzanne Lieurance http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lieurance.shtml

"Making Money -- Open Forum Topic" with Jan Fields http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200602211420_stage1_event.shtml

"Earn While You Learn" with Karen O'Conner http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karen_oconnor.shtml

"Writing, Working full Time -- When to Make the Break" with Sharelle Moranville http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sharelle_moranville.shtml

"Being Your Own Boss" with Patricia Cutis Pfitsch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/patty_pfitsch_june_2000.shtml

"The Business Side of Writing" with Terry Whalin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/terry_whalin_2_business_writing.shtml

Morality

"Moral Choices in Children's Writing" with Sandra Humphrey http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sandra_humphrey.shtml

Mysteries

Writing Short Mysteries" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/shortmystery.shtml

"Basketball and Murder" with author Elaine Marie Alphin and Editor Shannon Barefield http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alphin.shtml

"Making Your Mystery Mysterious" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/holl___11.shtml

"Plotting the Whodunit" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kholl_mysteries.shtml

"Creating Believable Heroes and Villains" with Vicki Erwin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ve2.shtml

"Writing Mysteries" with Helen Chappell http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/helen_chappell.shtml

"Turning All Your Writing into Mystery Writing" with Jane Kurtz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jane_kurtz.shtml

"Mystery Series Writing" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/8_kristi_holl.shtml

"Mystery Series Writing, Part 2" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kristi_holl_part_2.shtml

National Novel Writing Month

"Nano Evangelism" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/gonzalez.shtml

"Nano Evangelism 2" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/gonzalez2.shtml

Newbery Winners

"After Two Newbery Medals, What Then?" with Katherine Paterson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/paterson.shtml

"Beyond the Newbery" with Linda Sue Park http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/park.shtml

"How A Children's Writer Survives the Newbery Award" with Karen Hesse http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/hesse.shtml

"Number the Newberys" with Lois Lowry http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lowry.shtml

Networking

"Pros and Cons of Writing on the Internet http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt08/proscons.shtml

"Diving In With A Smile" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws10/smile.shtml

"Connecting with Writers Online" with Jan Fields http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/fields.shtml

"The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators" with Lin Oliver http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/oliver.shtml

"What's So Special About SCBWI?" with Connie Heckert http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/connie_heckert.shtml

Nonfiction

"Great Quotes Make Nonfiction Sparkle" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/greatquotes.shtml

"Nonfiction for Fiction Lovers: Today's Creative Nonfiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/nf4fictionlovers.shtml

"Nonfiction Articles" with Renee Heiss http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/reneeheiss2011.shtml

" Creative Nonfiction or Informational Fiction?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/creativenonfiction.shtml

"Nonfiction Writing Checklist" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/nonfictionchecklist.shtml

"Rhyming Nonfiction Picture Books" with Lori Mortensen http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lorimortensen.shtml

"Funky Nonfiction" with Fiona Bayrock http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/fionabayrock.shtml

"Selling Nonfiction With and Without an Agent" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mdyson.shtml"

"Let's Get Organized -- Putting Articles in Smooth Order" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/organized.shtml

"Super Cool Kid Nonfiction" with Kelly Milner Halls http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/milnerhalls.shtml

"Book Proposals" with Terry Whalin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/terrywhalin06.shtml

Open Forum on Hot Topics in Nonfiction http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200608151410_stage1_event.shtml

Night Open Forum on Writing and Selling Nonfiction Fillers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606162108_stage1_event.shtml

Open Forum on Nonfiction http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200604041406_stage1_event.shtml

"Nonfiction Submissions Editors Love" with Heather Delabre and Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/delabre_morrow.shtml

"Finding the Story in Nonfiction" with Linda Skeers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/skeers.shtml

"Young Nonfiction for Highlights" with Pam Zollman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/zollman.shtml

"Writing Wild and Wonderful Nonfiction" with Larry Pringle http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pringle.shtml

"How to Write the Story of a Life" with Barbara Kramer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kramer_iview.shtml

"Educational Writing" with Dee Stuart http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dee_stuart.shtml

"From Idea, To Development, To Sale" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mel_march_29.shtml

"Nuts and Bolts for the New Nonfiction Writer" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mel_boring_jan_20_2000.shtml

"How to Write Nonfiction Kids Will Actually Read" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mel_boring_interview_2.shtml

"How to Move Your Nonfiction Book" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mel_boring_revised.shtml

"How to Move Your Nonfiction Book, Part 2" with Mel Boring http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mel_boring_2.shtml

"Writer and Editor: A Nonfiction Specialist" by Kenny Mann http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/7_kenny_mann.shtml

"Writer and Editor: A Nonfiction Specialist, Part 2" by Kenny Mann

Organization

"Organize Your Writing in 30 Days" with Julie Hood http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/hood.shtml

Overcoming Rejection

"I'm Throwing a Pity Party -- Bring Chocolate!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/pityparty.shtml

"The Power of Persistence" with Judy Cox http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/cox.shtml

"Dealing with Rejection" with Margaret Springer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/margaret_springer.shtml

Passive Voice

"Writing Bugaboos and Hobgoblins - What Are They and Why Should I Be Afraid?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/bugaboo.shtml

Pen Names

"The Pen Name is Mightier..." http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/penname.shtml

Picture Books

"Picture Books 101" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/pb101.shtml

"Picture Perfect Picture Books" with Kim Norman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kimnorman.shtml

"Rhyming Nonfiction Picture Books" with Lori Mortensen http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lorimortensen.shtml

"How to Write A Children's Picture Book with Author/Publisher Eve Heidi Bine-Stock" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/binestock.shtml

"A Rhymer's Workshop with Author Shelly Becker" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/tr01/sbecker.shtml

Open Forum on Picture Books and Magazine Stories http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200608221410_stage1_event.shtml

"An Evening with Illustrator/Author LeUyen Pham" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/tr01/pham.shtml

"I Wrote It -- What Is It?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/whatisit.shtml

"A Career in Picture Books -- Twice!" with Dori Chaconas http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/chaconas.shtml

"Picturing History in Picture Books" with Pegi Deitz Shea http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/shea.shtml

"The Power of Books Upon Kids" with Uri Shulevitz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/shulevitz.shtml

"The Changing World of Picture Books" with Louise McClenathan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mcclenathan.shtml

"Picture Book Tips from a Former Rejection Queen" with Jill Esbaum

"Writing for the Picture Book Age" with Joan Chase Bowden http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bowden.shtml

"The Power of Picture Books" with Maribeth Boelts http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/maribeth_boelts.shtml

"Picture Book Potpourri" with Jacqueline Briggs Martin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jacqueline_briggs_martin.shtml

Plot

"Scenes and Chapters" with Chris Eboch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dchriseboch2012.shtml

"The Leap of Fiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/leapoffiction.shtml

"Plot, Theme and Characterization http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/trifecta.shtml

"Plot Workshop" with D.L.Jacobs http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dljacobs2.shtml

A Plot is More Than Stuff Happening" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/plotstuff.shtml

Getting There From Here: Plotting a Novel http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/gettingthere.shtml

Building With Plot Blocks " http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/plotblocks.shtml

Open Forum Transcript on Plot http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200604041406_stage1_event.shtml

"Deconstructing Penny to Look at the Building Blocks of Plot" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/deconstruct.shtml

"How to Write a Real Story with 200 Words or Less" with Betty Erickson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/erickson.shtml

"Plotting for Publication" with Patricia Hermes http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/patricia_hermes.shtml

Poetry

"Poetry from the Poet's Side" with JoAnn Early Macken http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jemacken2011.shtml

"Verse for Children" with Paula Morrow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/paulamorrow2011.shtml

"Poetry Glossary" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/glossary.shtml

"Got Rhythm?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/rhythm.shtml

"Don't Quit Too Soon" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/toosoon.shtml

"Stories in Verse" http://wwwinstitutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/stories.shtml

"Poetry for the Very Young" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/veryyoung.shtml

"Poetry" with Laura Purdie Salas http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/salas.shtml

"Night Open Forum on Children's Poetry http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200604212106_stage1_event.shtml

"Writing Kid Friendly Poetry" with Heidi Roemer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/roemer.shtml

"Poetry That Pops Off The Page" with Jill Esbaum http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jill_esbaum.shtml

Point of View

"First Person Fabulous" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt07/poviews.shtml

"Speaking in Voices: Writing the Multiple Point-of-View Novel" with Deborah Lynn Jacobs http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dljacobs.shtml

"Night Open Forum on Point of View http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606022114_stage1_event.shtml

"Meet the Narrator" http://www.institutechildrenlit.com/rx/wt07/poviews.shtml

Professionalism

"6 Truths That Every Writer Must Accept"

"6 Tips to Manage Your Writing Business" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/managebusiness.shtml

"The Business Side of Writing" with Susan Uhlig/SM Ford http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sueford2011.shtml

Leave Your Editor Smiling" by Christine Collier http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/leavesmiling.shtml

Professionalism A-Z" with Karen Hammond http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karenhammond2011.shtml

Can You Profit from Writing for Free?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/writ4free.shtml

You Can Get Respect -- And Earn It!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/respect.shtml

Open Forum on Professionalism and Ethics http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605021410_stage1_event.shtml

"How To Present Yourself as a Professional, Part 1 with Karen Hammond http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karen_hammond.shtml

"How to Present Yourself as a Professional, Part 2" with Karen Hammond http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/karen_hammond_4_12.shtml

Promotion

"The Ethics of Blurbs" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/blurbs.shtml

"Virtual Book Tours" with Hope Irvin Marston http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/hopemarston.shtml

"Seven Ways to Promote Yourself to Your Readers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws10/sellyourself.shtml

"Promoting to the Max" with Brian Lies http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lies.shtml

Open Forum on Self-Promotion http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200607142116_stage1_event.shtml

Query Letters

"Queries, Proposals, and Submission Packages" with Nancy I. Sanders and Chris Eboch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/sanders_eboch.shtml

"The Dreaded Writer's Resume" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws07/resume.shtml

"Write Winning Query Letters" with Tammy Ruggles http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ruggles.shtml

"Crafting Clever Queries" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws07/cleverqueries.shtml

Reader Age

"Night Open Forum on Reader Age http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200604072110_stage1_event.shtml

"Night Open Forum on The Changing Tween Market http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605052106_stage1_event.shtml

"What Age is Your Reader?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/agerange.shtml

Reading

"Reading Great Children's Books" with Judy Bradbury http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bradbury.shtml

"Reading and Writing Go Hand in Hand" with Judy Bradbury http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bradbury_10.shtml

Rebus Writing

"Nuts and Bolts of Rebus Writing" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/nutsbolt.shtml

Rejection

Make Your Own Rejections for Marketing Success" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/ownreg.shtml

Open Forum on Rejection http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200608291412_stage1_event.shtml

"I'm Throwing a Pity Party -- Bring Chocolate!" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/pityparty.shtml

"The Power of Persistence" with Judy Cox http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/cox.shtml

"R&R: Rejection and Revision" with Linda Wirkner http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/linda_wirkner.shtml

Request Letters

"'Other' Letters" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws07/other.shtml

Research

"Research: Getting Started" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/getstarted.shtml

Open Forum Chat on Research http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605091404_stage1_event.shtml

"Beyond the Library: Researching Nonfiction for Children" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mattern.shtml

"Historical Research" with Kay Cornelius http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kay_cornelius.shtml

"Finding Reliable Information on the Internet" with Patricia Marcello http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pat_marcello.shtml

"Open Forum: Trimming Word Counts" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605161404_stage1_event.shtml

Respecting Readers

"Respecting Your Reader" with D.L.Garfield http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dlgarfinkle.shtml

"Good News: You Never Have to Dumb Down Your Writing" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/dumbdown.shtml

Reviews

"Write Reviews, It Pays" with Carol-Ann Hoyte http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/carolannhoyte.shtml

Revision

"Say It Again, Sam -- Only Better" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/sayit.shtml

"Five Good Tools That Can Get You Into Bad Trouble" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/goodtools.shtml

"Revision: It's Drafty in Here" with Patricia Curtis Pfitsch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pfitsch_revision.shtml

"Revision: The Real Work of Writing" with Kim Siegelson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kim_siegelson.shtml

"R&R: Rejection and Revision" with Linda Wirkner http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/linda_wirkner.shtml

Rights and Contracts

"Balancing Business and Emotion" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/business.shtml

"Handling That First Sale and All That Follows" with Teri Martini http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/teri_m_first_sale.shtml

Scams, Jams, and Bad Deals

"A Cautionary Tale for Writers" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/cautionary.shtml

"Choosing Reputable Publishing Professionals" with Victoria Strauss http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vstrauss.shtml

School Visits

"What Are You Waiting For?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/waitingfor.shtml

"Super Successful School Visits" with Lisa Mullarkey http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mullarkey06.shtml

Open Forum on School Visits http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200607181413_stage1_event.shtml

"Visiting Schools While Writing a Sequel to a Picture Book" with Toni Buzzeo http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/buzzeo.shtml

"Successful School Visits" with Carol Gorman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/gormanssv.shtml

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Apples and Oranges: The Fantasy Novel" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/appleorange.shtml

Magical Magazine Fiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/magfantasy.shtml

"Time Travel and Fantasy Fiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/simonrose.shtml

"From Historical Fiction to Fantasy -- It All Fits with Kathleen Duey http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/duey2006.shtml

"How Has Science Fiction Changed?" with S. Joan Popek http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joan_popek.shtml

Open Forum on Fantasy Writing http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606061406_stage1_event.shtml

Science Writing

"Building Your Writer's Resume with Science Article" with Ana Rodriguez http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ana_rodriguez.shtml

"Dr. Fred's World of Writing" with Fred Bortz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/bortz.shtml

"Finding Your Niche in Science Writing for Young Readers" by Fred Bortz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/fred2.shtml

"Writing about Nature, Science and Technology" with Alfred Bortz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/fred_bortz.shtml

Seasonal Stories

Seasonal Fiction" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/gkrause.shtml

Self Publishing

Hype Free Options" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/hypefree.shtml

Successfully Promoting the Self-Published Book" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/swebb.shtml

Open Forum on Self-Publishing http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606302106_stage1_event.shtml

"The Pros and Cons of Self Publishing" with Marianne Mitchell http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/marianne2.shtml

"The Self-Publishing Option" with Marianne Mitchell http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/marianne_mitchell.shtml

Series Writing

"A Look At Writing Your Own Fiction Series" with Dandi Daley Mackall http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dandi_mackall.shtml

"Series Writing" with Vicki Berger Erwin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vicki_erwin.shtml

"Series Writing, Part 2" with Vicki Berger Erwin http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vicki_erwin_part_2.shtml

"Mystery Series Writing" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/8_kristi_holl.shtml

"Mystery Series Writing, Part 2" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kristi_holl_part_2.shtml

Setting

Story and Setting" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/storysetting.shtml

Show, Don't Tell

"Making It Real" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vbodach2012.shtml

"Writing Bugaboos and Hobgoblins - What Are They and Why Should I Be Afraid?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/bugaboo.shtml

"How to Show and Not Tell" with Linda Hall http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/linda_hall.shtml

Sources

Research: Getting Started" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/getstarted.shtml

Open Forum Chat on Research http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605091404_stage1_event.shtml

"Beyond the Library: Researching Nonfiction for Children" with Joanne Mattern http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mattern.shtml

"Historical Research" with Kay Cornelius http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kay_cornelius.shtml

"Finding Reliable Information on the Internet" with Patricia Marcello http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/pat_marcello.shtml

"Open Forum: Trimming Word Counts" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200605161404_stage1_event.shtml

"Where Did You Get That Information?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt06/source.shtml

Specializing

"Creating Consistency Counts" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/consistency.shtml

"To Specialize or Not to Specialize" with Joan Hiatt Harlow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/4_joan_hiatt_harlow.shtml

"To Specialize or Not to Specialize, Part 2" with Joan Hiatt Harlow http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joan_hiatt_harlow_part_2.shtml

Sports Stories

"Sporty Girls" with Keri Mikulski http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kerimikulski.shtml

"Sports Writing for Kids: More Than Scores" with Thomas S. Owen http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/tom_owens.shtml

Storytelling

"Storytelling" with Dianne de Las Casas http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/delascasas.shtml

Stress

"Destressing the Writing Life" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kristiholl2011.shtml

Submissions

"Hype Free Options" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws06/hypefree.shtml

"Queries, Proposals, and Submission Packages, Part 1" with Nancy I. Sanders and Chris Eboch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sanders_eboch.shtml

"Queries, Proposals, and Submission Packages, Part 2" with Nancy I. Sanders and Chris Eboch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/sanders_eboch2.shtml

What Editors Wish Writers Knew and would do with a mystery children's book editor http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mysteryed.shtml

Submission No-Nos and Yes-Yeses with Nadia Cornier http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/cornier.shtml

Open Forum on Marketing Plans in Submissions http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606271410_stage1_event.shtml

"Rising Above the Slush Pile" with Verla Kay http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/verla_kay.shtml

"What's A Writer to Do?" with Kristi Holl http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/writer_to_do.shtml

"Postage-Free Submissions" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/postage.shtml

Synopsis

"The Panic-Free Synopsis" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/panicfree.shtml

Targeting Markets

"Marketing Insights from an Eighteenth Century Protagonist" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/marketing.shtml

"Matchmaking Your Manuscript" with Laura Purdie Salas http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/laurasalas.shtml

"How Do I Find Mine? Finding a Book Publisher" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws05/findmine.shtml

"Finding a Market for Your Manuscript the Quickest Possible Way" by Kathryn Lay http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lay.shtml

"How to Choose the Best Markets" with Tammy Ruggles http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ruggles.shtml

"Marketing, The Other Half of Writing" with Veda Boyd Jones http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/veda_boyd_jones.shtml

"How Versatile Can You Get?" with Teri Martini http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/teri_martini.shtml

"Writing Widely Online and Off" with Linda Crotta Brennan http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/9_linda_brennan.shtml

Taxes

"The Tax Man Cometh" with John Caton http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/caton.shtml

Teens

"Do You Remember?" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/remember.shtml

"Writing Young Adult Fiction" with Deborah Halverson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/dhalverson.shtml

"Basketball and Murder" with author Elaine Marie Alphin and Editor Shannon Barefield http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alphin.shtml

"Writing for Teen Girls" with Lauren Barnholdt http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/barnholdt.shtml

Theme

"Theme and Premise" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/themepremise.shtml

"Plot, Theme and Characterization http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/trifecta.shtml

"Theme" with Chris Eboch http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/chriseboch2011.shtml

Tie-In Books

"Where Do Media Tie-In Books Come From?" with Laurie Calkhoven http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/calkhoven.shtml

Time Management

http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/distracted.shtml

"Writing In No Time" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/notime.shtml

"Procrastination -- Fear's Time Thief" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/procrastination.shtml

"So Little Time" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws02/littletime.shtml

"Open Forum on Time Management http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200606201405_stage1_event.shtml

"Time Management for Writers Who Have a Life" with Joan Broerman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/jb2.shtml

"Getting On Track and Staying There" with Joan Broerman http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/5_joan_broerman.shtml

Titles

"Serving Up Tempting Titles" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws04/tempting.shtml

Voice

"Writing in an Authentic Kid Voice" http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ChristineKohler.shtml

"Your Writing Voice" Open Forum http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200603141407_stage1_event.shtml

Web Sites

Open Forum on Website's For Writers http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws09/200607251407_stage1_event.shtml

"Launching an Effective Web Site" with Kim Campbell http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/campbell.shtml

"A Writer's Web" with Kelly McClymer http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/kelly_mcclymer.shtml

Writer Illustrator

"Working Together as a Writer and Illustrator Team" by Linda Lowery and Richard Keep http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/lowerykeep.shtml

"Writing and Illustrating Children's Books" with Dominic Catalano http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/catalano.shtml

"The Power of Books Upon Kids" with Uri Shulevitz http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/shulevitz.shtml

"From Story to Pictures: Children's Book Illustration" with Ellen Beier http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/beier.shtml

"Art and Art Direction: What's Best for the Reader?" with Cynthia Faber Smith http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/smith.shtml

Writer's Block

Writer's Block Essays by Kristi Holl" http://institutechildrenslit.net/Writers-First-Aid-blog/category/writers-block/

Writer's Retreat

Discussion Forum http://institutechildrenslit.net/index.php

Using the Message Boards http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/retreat.shtml

Writing Techniques

"The Writing Cycle http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws03/writingcycle.shtml

"The Pre-Side of Writing" with Cynthia Leitich-Smith http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/leitichsmith.shtml

Young Adult Writing

"Writing YA in the UK" with author Terie Garrison http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/garrison.shtml

"Cricket Books and the Older Bug Magazines -- Connecting to Make the Sale" with Deborah Vetter, editor of CRICKET, CICADA, and with Cricket Books http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/vetter2006.shtml

"Basketball and Murder" with author Elaine Marie Alphin and Editor Shannon Barefield http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/alphin.shtml

"Writing for Teen Girls" with Lauren Barnholdt http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/barnholdt.shtml

"How to Stay Sane" with Russ Nelson http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/nelson_interview.shtml

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