Resources 4 Writers

Welcome to the #kidlit community! I am so happy to have you on this path with me! It’ll be lots of hard work but also lots of fun. So much so, you may sometimes feel guilty about it (but don’t, you deserve to have FUN)!

The road to publication can feel very isolating and unclear, especially at the starting line. Below are a few of the resources that have helped me on my journey. If you’d like to share another one, LEAVE A COMMENT below! Also, follow me over on Twitter or Instagram. Let’s be friends!

1st thing, first. Join SCBWI.

Follow Author Blogs

Justin Colon

Tara Lazar

Josh Funk

Denise Vega

Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Author/Illustrator)

Hannah Holt

Tania McCartney (Author/Illustrator)

Pam Calvert

Linda Ashman


Diversity-Focused Resources

We Need Diverse Books

The Brown Bookshelf



Subscribe to #Kidlit News

Publisher’s Weekly – Children’s

The Horn Book

KidLit 411

Picture Book Den

Children’s Book Insider


Get Writing/Rewriting/Rewriting again!

Picturebook Summit Author Studies

Outline & Write w/ Scrivener

Find Rhymes

Onomatopoeia Dictionary

Construct a PB dummy

Novel writing worksheets


Writing Blueprints

Children’s Book Academy


Listen to a #Kidlit Podcast

Writing for Children w/ Katie Davis

Picturebooking w/ Nick Patton

Publisher’s Weekly KidsCast

The Manuscript Academy


Get Agented/Published

Manuscript Wish List

Writer’s Digest Publishing Insights

Query Shark


Mindfulness & Creativity

Awakened Creators (Instagram)

Awakened Creators (YouTube)

The Magical Writer

Top 10 Crystals for Creatives

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