Writer's Support Room - Getting Started


October 16, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

The Institute of Children's Literature
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com


"There are dozens of desperately important reasons why we need to publish books as diverse as the readership. But maybe the simplest one is because readers want them."
- Andrew Karre
from a post on writersblock.loft.org


CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? CHECK OUT THE TOPICAL SITE INDEX
2. Online in Rx
3. MARKET NEWS
4. COOL SITE
5. REMINDERS


Hello Students!

Check out the STUDENT CENTER
You can access it from the left side navigation links from all over the site now -- No more disappearing Student Center! Plus, it's been updated and packed with new goodies. All students from any of the classes from the Institute can use their student ID number to access the Student Center.
This gives you access to

If you're a student and you haven't checked out this terrific resource -- check in today!



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1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING?
A Full Site Topical Index
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/ws01/webindex.shtml

Are you interested in knowing more about "educational markets?" How about "historical fiction?"
There is a perfect topic for everyone and all of the Rx content is listed -- all the articles, all the guest chat transcripts, all the topical open forums. Check it OUT.





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2. In Rx
"The Purpose of Plot"
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/wt09/plotpurpose.shtml
Plot is what changes incidents into story, so check this out for more on why we need plot and what it's meant to do.



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3. Soundings Review
http://www.nila.edu/soundings/submissions/
"Soundings Review is now paying contributors for accepted work. Starting with our Summer 2015 issue, we will offer $25 for each piece of prose and $10 for each poem, paid on publication. Submissions for the issue are now open. The current reading period runs from October 1 to December 1. Soundings Review welcomes submissions of high quality, accessible poetry, fiction (including genre such as fantasy, science fiction, or mystery), nonfiction, and writing for children & young adults."


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4.Laying the Goundwork for a Series

http://kidlit.com/2014/08/25/laying-groundwork-for-series/
A great post on how to create a solid stand alone book with "series potential."

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5. REMINDERS

Our WRITER'S RETREAT, ICL's discussion board is up and available at http://institutechildrenslit.net/index.php. For tips on using the discussion board, check out "Using the New Writer's Retreat."

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