The Weekly 411 (6/27/14)

© Brooke Boyton Hughes

June 27, 2014, Issue #25


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KIDLIT NEWS


NEW LITERARY AGENT ALERT: ALEXANDER SLATER OF TRIDENT MEDIA GROUP- Alexander is interested in children’s, MG, and YA fiction and nonfiction, from new and established authors.
AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHT

This week we feature two talented women: Deborah Diesen is in the Author Spotlight and Brooke Boyton Hughes in the Illustrator Spotlight. Be sure to enter both giveaways of their new books (Deborah Diesen's THE POUT POUT FISH GOES TO SCHOOL and Brooke Boyton Hughes' CUPCAKE COUSINS).




How to Format Your Manuscript


Graphic Organizers in a Writer's Toolbox ~By Suzy Leopold


Daily Writing Tips - subscribe to this site and get a grammar lesson or writing tip every day




"Characters with Character" Jennifer Zivoin on how to build great characters





"Heroes and Villains #6: The Truce" Dianne K. Salerni


4 Key Tips for Writing Middle Grade Fiction















"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" Jennifer Laughran









After the Book Deal: monthlong series of posts on promoting your book

Craft Writers' Workshops/Retreats: a nice list of writing retreats and conferences compiled by author Vonna Carter, not limited to kidlit



"If Only I had Connections" Rick Riordan's advice on thinking about publishing




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