One of the best things I’ve done for my writing is to join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
When I attended my first Indiana SCBWI conference in 2004, I was overjoyed to find people who understood what I was doing and who took writing seriously. That’s where I met my critique group partners. Joining the critique group was another one of the best things I’ve done for my writing. To meet regularly (we meet bi-monthly) with others who are facing the same challenges and opportunities is inspiring and motivating.
Sites I’ve found helpful:
(Arthur A. Levine Books)
Harold Underdown and The Purple Crayon
Institute of Children’s Literature
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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
*TaleBlazers (my critique group), past and present
Starfall Parent-Teacher Center
The Importance of Bedtime Reading
Unpacking the POWER of Picture Books