Writer's Support Room - Getting Started


April 17, 2014

"THE WRITE WORDS TO READ"

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


"There are all kinds of readers in the world, with all kinds of tastes; it takes all kinds of writers to please them."
- Lee Wyndham, WRITING FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS


CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? CHECK OUT THE TOPICAL SITE INDEX
2. Online in Rx
3. WHAT'S NEW AT KRISTI'S?
4. MARKET NEWS
5. COOL SITE
6. 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
"Super Successful School Visits"
http://www.institutechildrenslit.com/rx/tr01/mullarkey06.shtml
Though booking school visits has become a little harder with the hits schools have taken to their budgets, they are still an excellent supplementary income for children's writers. Here's a chat to learn about them.

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3. What's New At Kristi's
http://kristiholl.net/writers-blog/

Friday, April 11: "Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Organization or Procrastination?"
It's important to get your ducks in a row. You don't dive into a project half prepared. But when does organizing become procrastination?

Tuesday, April 15: "Cures for Procrastinators in One Minute Flat"
Can you bust writing procrastination in one minute flat? This book says so. After trying the ideas, I have to agree. I have no excuses left!


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4. Schoolwide

http://www.schoolwide.com/submission-guidelines
"Looking for submissions of books, stories, and articles that support reading and writing for children from kindergarten to grade eight for a digital classroom library." Payment will be royalties based on number of downloads of your work.


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5. Free Electronic Newsletters
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/newsletters/ Funds for writers focuses on paying markets and writing opportunities. Though most aren't children's stories, it's still well worth checking out.

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6. 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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