Children's Picture Books · Writing Tip

Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Just because you’re writing for kids doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy ride. On the contrary, children are some of the harshest critics. It needs as much thought and consideration as a book for adults, if not more! I’ve put together a collection of tips and thoughts from my experience of self-publishing a… Continue reading Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Guest post · Indie Authors · Writing Tip

Five Ways to Get Book Reviews in 2016 by Lexington Alexander

I want to thank Lex for writing this guest post for me. Read my review of Lex’s book, The Curly-tailed Cat. Many self-published authors, especially newer authors, have noticed that getting reviews for their books is becoming increasingly difficult. Many book bloggers and Youtubers aren’t even accepting new books right now because they’re drowning in… Continue reading Five Ways to Get Book Reviews in 2016 by Lexington Alexander

The Water Dragons · Writing for Children

Boy Vs Girl Fictional Gender Roles for Characters.

I have to admit, I wasn’t a girly girl. I used to play with my brother’s toys, climb trees, and dreamed about being a warrior princess. But as adults, tradition and society often influence our roles in life, what we should and shouldn’t do based on our gender. Modern life is blurring the gender differences… Continue reading Boy Vs Girl Fictional Gender Roles for Characters.

Book Cover Design · The Water Dragons · Writing for Children

My Biggest Compromise with The Water Dragons

There’s a famous writing saying that gets banded around the internet: It means that sometimes, no matter how much you love a scene, a character, or some other element, sometimes it has to be brutally cut from the book if it doesn’t have a purpose. I spent a long time (quite a few days) designing… Continue reading My Biggest Compromise with The Water Dragons