You want to write for kids, but you don’t know where to start… have I got a deal for you. Carol Lynch Williams and Cheri Pray Earl, both published authors, have teamed up to put together an awesome course geared toward teaching new authors the basics of writing for kids. I have personally been to one of their sessions and I can tell you that it is worth every penny. For a small fee, a few hours of time and a lunch - you bring the lunch,(Cheri would probably like it if you would bring her lunch too- I believe Taco Bell is acceptable), you come away with loads of information. This isn’t the kind of class where you sit and take notes and yawn. You are involved from start to finish. Your input is expected and appreciated. You learn as you brainstorm and interact. It is the kind of class that you could go back to, take over and over and still learn from.
These ladies know their stuff. If you are serious about improving your writing, go check out their website. Luckily, its link is here on my blog. What a happy coincidence. It is called The First Story and it is under 'links for children’s writers'.