Proofreading Your Children’s Book Manuscript

Proofreading is reexamining your written work very carefully to correct errors in grammar and spelling. A piece of pie for children’s books, right? Not really, if you know how clued in your audience is. Jan and Stan, the writers of “The Berenstain Bears”, found out the hard way – when they received an avalanche of mail for missing out on a hair bow on one of the characters in a book! This is an audience you don’t want to mess with. So, children’s writers cannot afford to forget Continue Reading

Editing Your Children’s Book

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audio and film media. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work. (Wikipedia) A Clear Narrative Arc All writers are aware of the basic plot structure: a clear start, middle and end.  But sometimes this narrative arc is lost while creating and detailing the plot structure. And this is Continue Reading