I have always enjoyed reading children’s literature. Middle grade novels are not just for kids! Once I attended my first SCBWI conference, I was hooked. I knew I wanted to write for children. Since then, I have tried to attend every online seminar or on-site workshop I can find. I’ve joined national organizations, found critique partners, and become part of Facebook groups.
Do you remember when you first decided you wanted to be a writer? How old were you? Were you in elementary school writing your first poem or were you a retiree at a library workshop?
One of the biggest challenges for a new writer is learning the craft of writing. Then, there’s a need to understand the publishing industry. It is a competitive business and you must know the rules in order to be successful. I hope to help you on that journey!