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Today we are excited to feature author Chrystal D. Giles and her debut middle grade novel, TAKE BACK THE BLOCK (Random House Books for Young Readers), coming out on Jan. 26. Enter to win a copy!
Cover design by Michelle Cunningham / illustrated by Richie Pop
We are thrilled to feature author Caroline Gertler and her middle grade novel, MANY POINTS OF ME (Greenwillow Books January 12, 2021). Enter to win a copy!
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.
Literary agent Sean McCarthy will discuss ways to determine when your manuscript is ready for revision; revision approaches and techniques (from butchering-to-the-bones to hand-polishing for submission) and tips for using feedback to guide your revisions. He’ll use client examples to show the evolution of a book right through editorial feedback and revisions. This talk will focus on picture books, but the concepts will apply to writers in other categories.
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