Books for Children's Writers

Books to bring out the very best in your own writing for children!

Whether you’ve written a story or you’re thinking of writing one,

whether you’re self-publishing or going through a traditional publishing company,

children’s author Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod will be with you every step of the way.

(Don’t forget to read and follow her Write Kids’ Books blog, too.)

★★★★★ Praise for The Seven Day Manuscript Machine and Writing the Bible for Children:

“This book is not only helping me…it also made me laugh aloud frequently… One of the super features about this guide is the fact that each chapter covers picture books, nonfiction and fiction. If you write for kids, you need it. (But the same info is applicable to writing for any age).”

“If you are a “newbie” in the writing world, you can’t afford not to buy this book, read it, and then get to work on revising your current manuscript.”

“By creating a to-do list for one week manuscript completion, this book gives writers a clear goal along with great suggestions for improvements. Procrastinator that I am, this book is ideal for ensuring that I actually get done!”

”Jennifer has written this valuable guide in perfectly digestable bite-size chunks..... I love her writing style - clear, humorous and straight to the point. The book is chock full of practical advice and useful nuggets.”

“Step by step and inch by Inch the author reveals ways to grab the right subject from the Bible, then shows what else the new writer can look for and write about.”

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  • Writing the Bible for Children:  Why write Biblical stories? Polls show that more than 90% of Americans believe in God. They may not all be deeply devout, but many are, and that means hundreds of thousands of parents looking for books that reflect their own family’s values. Obviously, this is a major market. So that is the Number One reason not to write a Biblical story for children. Don’t do it because you’re going to make a fortune. Do it because the Bible is full of fabulous, eternal stories. Demand will never run out for fun and fascinating contemporary takes on Biblical material. From the author of over a dozen kids' books on Biblical and spiritual themes, learn how to create blazing Biblical stories that thrill and excite. Share these timeless tales with a new generation.
  • The Seven Day Manuscript MachineIf the world can be created in seven days, surely seven days is enough time to make your raw children's story really sing. Author of the Write Kids' Books blog, children's writer and editor Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod guides you through an intense seven days, getting your manuscript ready for publishing. Feed your story into the Seven Day Manuscript Machine and crank the handle to ...
    - Unscramble and pump up 3D characters
    - Zoom in on precise vocabulary that delights readers
    - Sculpt your story's natural breakpoints and flow
    - Weed out the clichés that kill your originality
    - Polish your plot to a shine
    ... And reveal the genius within your own story.
  • Coming soon – Children’s Story Magic:  30 days, 30 tasty bite-sized writing lessons!!!