For Writers

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Grammar/ Technical Resources

New From The Purple Crayon



Word Count

The Industry Standard for Word Counts (PB, MG, YA, Novels)

AR Book Finder - Find the word counts of your favorite books. 



Character Driven Stories




How to Write a Powerful Ending

Storytelling with the Magic of Threes 


Janice Hardy on plotting 


Things Don't Just Happen: On Cause and Effect, in Fiction Anyway


How To Write a Satisfying Ending


Crafting an Effective Plot for Children’s Books

Worksheets

Show, Don't Tell


POV


Voice

The Power of Voice

I'd Know That Voice Anywhere


Storytelling




Beginnings


Editing/ Revisions


See our page on Revisions


General Writing






5 Ways to Instantly Improve Your Manuscript



Publisher's Marketplace  up to date news from the publishing world, including book deals. Requires subscription


Huge List of Children's Publishers

The Book: SCBWI's guide to publishers, agents, magazines, and more







Top Children's Books 


The Top 100 Children's Books in the Last 100 Years compiled by the New York Public Library  



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