links hope these come in handy
Rilla Jaggia  

I have no idea how I ever existed before the internet.

Here are a few links that I have found useful.

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    online resources for writers


SCBWI -- The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators:-

The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
SCBWI -- Tri-Regions of Southern California
Kite Tales -- Newsletter of the SCBWI Tri-Regions of California
Current Issue of Kite Tales
SCBWI-LA - Listserv
SCBWI-OC-IE-LB - Listserv

Useful Publications:-

Children's Writer Newsletter
Publisher's Marketplace
Writer's Digest
The CBI Clubhouse
Children's Literature Listserv - Theory and Criticism of Children's Literature
Horn Book Notes
The Children's Book Review

Agent/Editor Search:-

Preditors and Editors
AAR - Association of Author's Representatives
Literary Rambles -- Details on literary agents for children's writer and illustrators

Useful sites to help you in your writing:-

Random Plot Points -- Gives you sticky situations to put your character into. -- Give your characters memorable/appropriate names.


Freytag's Pyramid -- article suggested by my friends in Idaho
Plot Structure from Learn Hub
Structure and Plot
Basic Hero's Journey Plot Structure


Diaogue, Some Basics by Michael Stearns
If your Dialogue fails, so will your story


Giving Voice by Emma Dryden


Creating Believable Characters in Children's Books by Robyn Opie

Interesting Online Articles:-

Read This b4U Publish -- A thirteen-year-old boy tells the industry what teens want

Five Ways Writers and Book Publishers Need to Embrace Change NOW

One Thousand True Fans -- Developing loyal followers for your creative works

The Need for a Digital Conceirge


    useful blogs

    references -- again



Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom by Leonard S. Marcus and Maurice Sendak
Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
On Writing by Stephen King
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Fiction Is Folks: How to Create Unforgettable Characters by Robert Newton Peck
Elements of Writing Fiction - Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card
The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition by William Strunk and E. B. White
Story: Substance, Structure,Style and The Principles of Screenwrtiing by Robert McKee
Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies by Deborah Halverson


Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
Guide To Literary Agents
Magazine Markets for Children's Writers


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