Writer's Support Room - Getting Started


September 18, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

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


"I don't worry so much about readers being able to identify with my characters on a surface level, you know, the latest slang, TV shows, etc. I feel like when you completely inhabit the character and pour it out straight from your heart then the identification with the reader comes at a much deeper level, an identification that doesn't really have anything to do with gender, age, etc., but universal human truths."
-- R.A. Nelson
CREATING CHARACTERS KIDS WILL LOVE


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
"Biographies" with Joanne Mattern
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/joannemattern2012.shtml
Kids love biographies because they're both great stories and true -- so learn more about this terrific form.



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3. APPLESEEDS magazine has posted new themes list
http://www.cricketmag.com/18-Submission-Guidelines-for-APPLESEEDS-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
Check out the theme list and the guidelines for this nonfiction social studies magazine. Those writers with an interest in publishing historical fiction should consider getting some historical NONfiction published in high quality magazines like this. It impresses editors with your research skills and scholarship.


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4.Ten Ways to Prepare for your Upcoming Conference

http://groggorg.blogspot.kr/2014/09/ten-ways-to-prepare-for-your-upcoming.html
Pat Miller gives some fantastic advice for those considering a conference. And really, much of this would also be good for anyone going to a workshop.

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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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