Writer's Support Room - Getting Started


July 30, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

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


"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."
-- Jane Smiley


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
"Motivating Your Villains"
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/ellenjackson2010.shtml
It's always fun to craft a good villain so here's some great help from Ellen Jackson on crafting deep, well-motivated villains.



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3. Short Story Contest
http://www.cwinst.com/
G-rated stories of 1000-2000 words. Children's stories welcome but other genre acceptable. Cash prizes, no fee. Submit online. Read guidelines carefully, a specific line must be included in the story to qualify. Read prizes carefully since anthology publication is considered part of the prize (or all of the prize for "Judges Choice" winners.)


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4.Nancy Sanders How-to-Write Tips

http://nancyisanders.wordpress.com/how-to-write-tips/
Detailed tips for picture book writers and magazine nonfiction.

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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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