The Weekly 411 (12/28/18)

© Lisa Anchin

Dec. 28, 2018 vol. 52

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Lisa Anchin.

We at Kidlit411 wish you a wonderful holiday season and a creative new year!


KIDLIT NEWS


Some end-of-the-year lists:

AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR SPOTLIGHTS


Today we are excited to feature author Hannah Capin and her YA debut THE DEAD QUEENS CLUB (Inkyard Press, Jan. 29, 2019), a re-telling of Henry VIII and his wives, set in high school. Be sure to enter to win a copy!




Today we are pleased to feature picture book illustrator Howard McWilliam and his recent picture book, HUSH UP AND HIBERNATE, by Sandra Markle (Persnickety Press). Be sure to enter to win a copy!





The Efficient Author's Cheat Sheet for Creating Suspense and Tension


5 Steps to Writing a Best-Selling Book


HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK IN 9 EASY STEPS


How to Write a Children's Book: an Author's Guide


The Six Stages of Character Development (video)



The Oral History Podcast - podcast examining the craft of writing about sex and romance in YA novels



Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12. (Sign up in Jan. and Feb). 
What: Challenge yourself to write and revise 12 picture books in 12 months and join a great picture book writing community; monthly webinars, opportunities to get work critiqued, and gold-level members have monthly agent submission opportunities

Cost: Tiered Membership Levels. Registration opens in January.

Storystorm (sign up by Jan. 7)
What: Join picture book writers and come up with 30 new picture book ideas in the month of January. Get daily inspirational and educational posts and have the chance to win prizes.


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