Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. With The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books, 2nd Edition, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Seasoned children's book author Luke Wallin and Eva Sage Gordon will help you build a successful career as a children's book author whether you have only a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go. This clear and concise guide helps you:Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book; Learn the basics of children's story-telling, from point of view to story pacing; Find helpful writing workshops and conferences; Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract; Create a marketing and publicity plan; Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book; and more. Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this is the perfect book for every aspiring children's book author!