Writing Advice for Children & Teens from Jane Friedman

I have a handful of blogs I follow, and Jane Friedman is by far one of my favorites. Here’s a shout out to her latest post: Writing Advice for Children and Teens 


For fifteen years, I’ve been parceling out advice and wisdom on writing and publishing, all squarely directed at the adult writer.

As the years pass, more and more young writers have sought my insight, and I’ve had to face a difficult question. Should the advice I give to children or teenagers differ from the advice I give to adults?

Yes and no.

I’ve written this post specifically for young people. I’ll leave you to decide what advice applies to adults as well.

First things first: keep writing.



Recognize your enemy: impatience.

Read the Full Article: Writing Advice for Children and Teens | Jane Friedman

Jane’s recommended resource for knowing all things Publishing:

Publishing 101

Publishing 101: A First-Time Author’s Guide to Getting Published, Marketing and Promoting Your Book, and Building a Successful Career
“This is my comprehensive guide to getting published for first-time authors.”

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