Jan 26

The Perfect Resources for Every Author

The title should be The Perfect Resources for Every Author … And Wanna Be Author. But, having your title too long isn’t a good idea.

I’m sidetracking though.

Carl Sagan said, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

If you’re an author, no doubt you strive to write a memorable book. A book that will transport your reader to other places and other worlds.

You want to write a children’s story that will spark a child’s imagination. One that will bring kids on fantastic journeys, and on amazing adventures.

You want to write a book that will make kids think.

That’s the power of a good kid’s book.

The impact can be far reaching:

“When I closed the last page, I hugged it to my chest and thought how wonderful it would be to grow up and have a job where I got to make up new worlds for a living. And now I do.”
• Children’s author R.L Lafevers – Nathaniel Fludd Beastologist series

And long lasting:

“It wasn’t until years later when I flipped through the pages of my old copy of The Secret Garden that I understood. This book is connected in so many ways to the life choices I’ve made.”
• Poet, author, and WIRED magazine writer – Laura Grace Weldon

Children’s books are powerful.

But to get started writing a children’s book, to learn the writing ropes, to move forward, most of us need help.

Well, The KidLit Creators Super Stack can help, and I’m excited to share this amazing opportunity with you today.

Whether you’re at the idea stage, ready to begin planning your story…

…or you’re an established author who wants to explore new KidLit genres…

…or you’re in the middle of a draft or have a full draft but know it needs a lot of help…

This bundle has you covered.

The KidLit Creators Super Stack is a hand curated collection of over $2,300+ worth of premium writing, publishing, marketing, and illustrating resources, training, and tools for just $49 expires February 2nd.

It’s your ultimate A to Z resource to transform you kid’s story idea into a published book both kids and parents will love.

KidLit Creators has everything you need to write, illustrate, publish and perfect your timeless children’s book.

Whether you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to take you from idea to published masterpiece…

…or you’re looking for ways to expand your reach and grow your royalties as an author in 2021…

There’s a tremendous amount of super-helpful content packed into this collection.

And my book, How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book, is among the bounty!

Check it out. Of all the resources in it, there’s got to be a number of tools that will help you move your story along.

This offer starts today but expires on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11:59pm EST. After that, it’s gone. Forever.

Check it out now before you forget and it’s gone.

Some of the titles in this bundle include:

How to Write a Children’s Fiction Book
How to Publish a Children’s Book Blueprint
Writing Picture Books 101 (Mini Course)
Children’s Book Illustration
Content Marketing for Children’s Authors


Dec 14

Learn to Write for Children – 3+ Basic Tools

Children's writing tools.

We all know how difficult it is to break into the business of writing for children. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it is a tough business and can be overwhelming for those just starting out. While all writing must adhere to certain guidelines, writing for children has additional principles unique to its genre.

To start, the words used in children’s writing must be age appropriate. This may sound easy to do, but it can be a difficult task. There are also certain techniques and tricks used specifically in writing for children, such as the Core of Three, sentence structure, and the timeframe in which the story should occur when writing for young children. In addition, it’s essential to make sure your conflicts, storyline, and point of view are appropriate for the age group you’re writing for.

Along with this, there are general techniques for writing, such as adding sensory details, showing instead of telling, and creating an engaging story that hooks the reader right away, along with great dialogue and correct punctuation.

This is just the beginning though, there is also the business of editing your work, the book summary, writing a winning query, and following submission guidelines; the list goes on and on.

But, don’t get discouraged, there is help.

Here are three four basic tools to get you started and guide you down the children’s writing path:

1. Children’s Writer’s WORD BOOK by Alijandra Mogilner is a great resource that provides word lists grouped by grades along with a thesaurus of listed words. This allows you to check a word in question to make sure it is appropriate for the age group you’re writing for. It also provides reading levels for synonyms. It’s a very useful tool and one that I use over and over.

2. Read and learn about how to write for children. There are plenty of books and courses you can find online that will help you become a ‘good’ children’s writer. One in particular is: The Institute of Children’s Literature.

Another great resource to learn the craft of writing for children is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. They have outstanding workshops. I’ve attended a couple so far and when they have another local one, I’ll be there!

In addition, they have a helpful forum with experienced writers who are happy to help other writers.There’s an annual fee, but worth every penny.

And you can check out my book, How to Write A Children’s Fiction Book. It’s 200+ pages of instruction, tips, advice, examples, and more.

3. The Frugal Editor by award winning author and editor, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, is a useful book for any writing genre, including children’s. It is great resource that guides you through basic editing, to getting the most out of your Word program’s features, to providing samples of queries. The author provides great tips and advice that will have you saying, “Ah, so that’s how it’s done.”

4. Grammarly and ProWritingAid are two editing tools that I use. I started using them a few months ago and LOVE them. They do have a yearly fee, but I find they’re worth the cost. I use them for my own work (including my articles) and my clients’ work.

I’ve invested in a number of books, courses and programs in writing and marketing, and know value when I see it; these products have a great deal of value for you as a writer, and if you’re budget allows, they are definitely worthwhile writing tools.

I consider these four resources essential tools in my children’s writing tool belt. But, the most important aspect of creating a writing career is to actually begin.

Remember, you can’t succeed if you don’t try. It takes that first step to start your journey, and that first step seems to be a huge stumbling block for many of us. Don’t let procrastination or fear stop you from moving forward – start today!


Ingredients for a Perfect Picture Book
Book Marketing and the Query Letter
What Makes a Good Story? Plot Driven vs. Character Driven

Want to take your writing (your story) up a notch? Want to make it pubishable?

Let me take a look at it. I’m a working children’s ghostwriter, rewriter, and coach. I can turn your story into a publishable and saleable book.

Send me an email at: kcioffiventrice@gmail.com (please put Children’s Writing Help in the Subject line), or call me at 347—834—6700.