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Authors Need Websites
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Authors Need Websites

It shouldn’t surprise authors that they need a website to promote themselves.  But in my experience, it does. Many authors think that having their book on a publisher’s site (or worse, listed on Amazon) can substitute for the web presence they really need. In today’s connected world, people don’t just buy books. They buy a...

Engaging Dialogue
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Engaging Dialogue

While it’s not difficult to describe your characters, a paragraph (or more) of exposition is really boring. The best way to present your characters is to show their personalities through engaging dialogue. A quick search yields many tips for writing better dialogue. The ‘rules’ of dialogue are fairly simple (if not always simple to follow)...

Creating Your Narrative Sequence
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Creating Your Narrative Sequence

Part 2 of a Series on Writing Good Children’s Books- Children want to be entertained. Simple and pure. Just like adults, they enjoy an exciting story and you must carefully consider the order of events for each age group. Depending on the age of your reader, the narrative may or may not follow the events...

8 Steps to Getting Your Book Published
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8 Steps to Getting Your Book Published

Help Crimson Dragon Publishing Say “Yes!” to your next Children’s Book As an independent publisher with open submissions, we see a lot of manuscripts. It would be nice if we could publish every one, but that just isn’t possible. Follow these guidelines to make your submission stand out in a good way. Audience Know your...

7 Keys to Writing Children’s Books
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7 Keys to Writing Children’s Books

Writing your children’s book doesn’t have to be hard, but there are a few key ideas you need to remember. What do you like to read? Mystery, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, or maybe crime drama? Kids like all those genres, too! So, pick a genre you enjoy and write to kids. Every story needs...