Julie Musil’s writing blog is a lovely mix of writing craft, personal examples, and creative ideas, all with Julie’s lovely personality shining through. I smile every time I visit her site—and usually learn something as well. But be warned: reading it may give you a craving to purchase writing books by the wonderful James Scott Bell, from which she draws frequent examples.
If you haven’t discovered Julie’s blog, what are you waiting for? Go! Here’s a sample from last week:
- Unpublished picture books–Consider cleaning them up and sending them to markets like Stories for Children,Knowonder!, or My Light Magazine. These e-zines are free, and you’d get paid little or nothing, but kids could enjoy your stories!
- Unpublished nonfiction–If it’s short nonfiction for kids, like a nonfiction picture book, consider updating the data and sending it to Imagination Cafe or the educational market, Viatouch. Again, you wouldn’t get paid, but this is such a great way to practice writing and earn publishing credits. And you’d be helping kids in the process. If you write for adults, FundsforWriters is a great place to search for markets. [Click here to continue reading…]