Whether you’re looking for writing advice, writing classes, editors, publishers or agents, you can get overwhelmed while searching for the resources you really want or need. We’ve grabbed some of the best of them for you here.


Great blog for promoting and building a network:

Good kidlit source for writers and illustrators:

Anita Silvey's site:

Rachelle Burk’s Resources for Children’s Writers: offers classes by well-known, successful writers:

Articles for freelance writers:

Writer’s Digest:


Publisher’s Marketplace:


Children’s Writer’s Word Book Second Edition by Alijandra Mogilner. Writer’s Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio ( – This book contains word lists grouped by grade levels as well as a thesaurus of the listed words, reading levels for synonyms, and advice on word usage.
The Emotion Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. An outstanding guide to character expression, this book shows how to convey character’s emotions non-verbally. It is part of a helpful series. More information can be accessed at
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection edited by Colby Sharp, Little Brown, 2018. Targeted at elementary students and their teachers, this book changes routine ways of thinking and spurs creativity.
Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market 2019 by Robert Lee Brewer. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio. Lists Publishers, Agents, Magazines seeking manuscripts or articles, as well as writing-related and publishing-related articles.
You Can Write Children’s Books by Tracey E. Dils. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio. A step-by-step guide on writing books for children.

Outline Your Novel: The How To Guide for Structuring and Outlining Your Novel by Scott King. Majestic Arts. A guided, specific approach to getting your novel's first draft completed.

Photo Plots: How to Write Great Photo-Inspired Books and Stories by Gloria G. Adams. Slanted Ink, Stow, Ohio. Guides, questions and templates on plot, character development, and world-building. Over 60 photos from which to create stories.

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