Category: Writing

How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

Mining Continued In the last excerpt from the How to Write a Children’s Book book, I walked you through the first part of the mining process. In this section, we move on to the second part of mining which is one of the most important parts of the writing process: choosing. Here’s another excerpt for you:  To continue the mining process, we are going … Read More How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

Another one thousand words towards to the How to Write a Children’s Book book in the bank today. Here’s another excerpt for you: Mining for Ideas You might have felt like you could have done more after the brainstorming segment, and you’re right. There is more beneath the surface of your ideas and concepts. To get there, we need to do a little mining. … Read More How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

Brainstorming Actions – How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

Here is another excerpt from the How to Write a Children’s Book book. To read the previous excerpt which will make this one make more sense, click here: https://hellothisisbarbara.com/2020/04/22/excerpt-from-how-to-write-a-childrens-book-book/ Enjoy! Ready your writing implements Set a timer for 10 minutes List all of the concepts and ideas in your head as quickly as possible. Tip: Number your document 1 to 20.   The first ten items you … Read More Brainstorming Actions – How to Write a Children’s Book Book Excerpt

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The First Section of the How to Write a Children’s Book Book

The How to Write a Children’s Book book is coming along. The book is not yet available for preorder, but the How to Write a Children’s Book course is available on Skillshare and Udemy. As soon as the book is available for preorder on Kindle and in paperback, I will let you know. In the meantime, enjoy a few previews of the inside of the book right here on the blog. … Read More The First Section of the How to Write a Children’s Book Book

Children’s Book Map

After publishing four children’s books and writing 15 or so other children’s stories that have yet to published, I have finally found a good system that works for me. This is not a technical guide to publishing or story writing. This is a way to take the guess work out of mapping out your children’s picture book. Since the only place I like fluff … Read More Children’s Book Map

How To Write a Children’s Book in 7 Days or Less – THE BOOK

Here’s a little preview of the opening of the forthcoming How to Write a Children’s Book in 7 Days or Less book! Hey, there!  Welcome to the How to Write a Children’s Story in Seven Days or Less extravaganza!   I have been told on more than one occasion to not tell you this process will take seven days or less, because it sets … Read More How To Write a Children’s Book in 7 Days or Less – THE BOOK

Author Voices

As I type this, I have three author voices – the children’s book voice (Barbara Ann Burgess), the blog and article writing voice (Barbara Burgess), and the romance voice (Lily Dae). Come July, I will have another author voice to add to the club house of writers that inhabit my mind: B.A. Burgess, scifi and miscellaneous fiction writings. Author Voices vs Pen Names I … Read More Author Voices

3 Pieces of Writing Advice

I like to finish projects. In order to get the rush of finishing something, everything I do needs to be efficient. It also means that I need to be okay with minimum viable products (MVP) while I am finding a system or process to do the thing I am setting out to do. I am, among other things, a children’s book author. Children’s books … Read More 3 Pieces of Writing Advice

New Year’s Resolutions – Writer’s Style

As we move into the new decade, we writers need to come to terms with what worked for over the last ten years versus what didn’t work for us so well. That means telling ourselves some hard truths about our habits and fears. No More Half Written Novels Stop calling your short stories, novelettes, novellas, whatever “half-written.” It’s rude. It hurts their feelings. There … Read More New Year’s Resolutions – Writer’s Style