Monday, September 27, 2010
Mentor Monday: community and support for children’s book writers
This list is for the discussion of writing and illustrating for children in all media, including such topics as creativity, work styles and techniques, dealing with rejection, and so on. We do not discuss child-related issues such as parenting or health; we discuss writing and illustrating.
Non-fiction for kids -- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NFforKids/
Write 4 Kids – Description http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WRT4KDZ/
This is another old group, having been reconstituted on dejanews (which was eventually absorbed into yahoo) after the old Genie system died.
Of interest on Writer’s Digest are:
Young Adult/Crossover-- http://community.writersdigest.com/group/youngadultcrossover
Is your heroine/hero 18+ years of age? Are you interested in reading/writing a YA manuscript that isn't about highschool and bubblegum? Then welcome to a group that supports a genre that's growing at a staggering rate!
Of course there are lots of other groups here, too, based on everything from genre to gender and from region to religious affiliation. There’s also a forum which seems to feature both general discussion and specifics related to the content of the magazine – yet another login was required and I decided I’d had enough!
But no man – or writer – is an island, so swim out and find yourself some buddies to cheer you on and hold you up as you build your career.