Monday, February 27, 2012

A World Where Everyone Can Read!

 At least 793 million people worldwide are illiterate! Celebrate the power of words and support the right to read on World Read Aloud Day, March 7. You can do this by simply reading aloud to someone in your life or you can plan a special activity like a book swap, a classroom visit, a donation to a literacy organization, etc. Check out LitWorld for information. The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is participating. Members can go to their website for more ideas about how to participate. Read on!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Writing Plays for Kids

If you write for children, don't limit yourself to traditional fiction. Use your story-telling skills to create plays kids will love. For suggestions about how to do that, see my article "6 Tips on Writing Plays for Kids" on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog. For information about potential markets for your plays, check out the "Play Markets" tab on my website. Good luck, playwrights!