Are you a kidlit writer who wants to sharpen your skills on a budget? Do you like badges? If so, you will enjoy this fun, low-pressure, self-paced, and FREE challenge to #growyourwriting skills. Watch this page throughout the year for updates. I’ll be posting ideas and resources available to achieve each badge!
I have created several badges for this challenge. Each month you can earn as many badges as you like! Please feel free to copy/paste them on your blog or social media. You can also shout out your achievements in the comments below and/or on Twitter using the #growyourwriting hashtag, and I will cheer on your progress! I will also share a monthly Twitter post where we can encourage one another!
I’m excited to introduce my Grow Your Writing Creator Interview series this month! I’m so happy to introduce them to you! Our featured creators have fabulous books, children’s music releases, writing tips, and giveaways galore! Keep an eye on this space!
GROW YOUR WRITING RESOURCES:
Spark your creativity with podcasts!
KidLiterati with Author, Katelyn Aronson
Picture book University with Author, Pam Calvert
WRITING TIPS AND RESOURCES
Writing tips, tools and resources from Writers’ Rumpus
Picture Book First Lines series with Sara Kruger
Free Online Webinars from Top Shelf Picture Books with Rosie J. Pova
INSPIRATION FROM CREATORS
Find connection with critique partners inspired by Author and Songwriter, Tara Trudel
#GrowYourWriting by studying picture book first lines with by PB and MG Writer, Sara Kruger
Find out more about kid lit magazine writing and submission opportunities from Carrie Karnes-Fannin
Reading Mentor texts for inspiration with Laura Smetana
KID LIT WRITING CONTESTS
Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny, Halloweensie, and Holiday Writing Contests
Kid Lit Kids’ Choice Writing Contest
Vivian’s Kirkkfield’s 50 Precious Words
KidLitVibes with the Frenzies!
Birthday Birthday Writing Contest
BADGES CHRISTINE HAS EARNED SO FAR IN 2023:
January 2023 Christine earned:
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March 2023 Christine earned:
April 2023 Christine earned: