Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday Writing Links for "In the Know" Children Writers

Welcome to Monday Links everyone and Happy Labor Day!

Writers are always on the lookout for relevant sources that will benefit a writing project. There are literally thousands of sources to check out and it can be overwhelming when you don't know where to click. One terrific site for children and Young Adult authors and publishers is Harold Underdown's The Purple Crayon. Here are a few links to groups of articles covering the basics of how to get started in publishing and detailed information articles that address specific subjects and specialties.

Basic Information Articles

Specific Information Articles

Also Harold Underdown is the author of the revised and updated "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books," third edition.

This link will take you to The Complete Idiot's Guide page where you can access Chapter 3 The World of Children's Literature and Chapter 17 I Need an Agent! In addition you will be able to find some third edition FAQs and where to buy this book.

Write it down,


  1. Again, great and timely information. Thank you.


  2. Thanks Terri,
    There are so many layers to the Purple Crayon that it would take days maybe weeks to get all through it. Hope you can find some helpful info.


  3. Nice post. Harold's great -- he was one of the earliest folks to put up really good children's writing info. We got online in 1995, and I think Harold came very shortly after that.

    So many others have come and gone since then, but Harold's still at it. He's helped many, many people.

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  4. Hi Jon,
    The Purple Crayon has many articles that are timeless. is one of my staple resources as well. What a great wealth of information it is for writers.