5 Mistakes New Children's Book Writers Make

(And how to avoid them)

FREE Online Workshop • Workbook Available

Brooke Gansemer BiblioKid Publishing

Brooke Van Sickle - Journey to KidLit

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Learn the 5 most common mistakes aspiring children's book writers make, so you can avoid them.


As someone who's been in the industry for almost a decade, I’ve found that there are 5 things all stories have in common whenever a story needs a rewrite or receives a rejection from a publisher. 

In this workshop, we’ll talk about why these mistakes wreck your chances of getting published by almost 100% and make it almost impossible for readers to connect to your story. Pretty freaking important to know, am I right?

I thought so, too. Click the button below to join me and learn all about these 5 mistakes so you can avoid them in your own story. 👇

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Hi! I'm Brooke.

I’m an award-winning picture book author, publisher of over 30 children’s book titles, and writing coach to thousands of writers from over 35 different countries across the world.

I'm also someone who's never outgrown children's books.

But, as someone who's been in the industry for almost a decade, I’ve noticed a connection between the stories that get rejected and those that become best-sellers. And I want to share the 5 most common mistakes to avoid so you don’t have to spend YEARS spinning your wheels like I did.

Brooke Van Sickle Journey to Kidlit Writing Coach

"Brooke is very personable and knows the ins and outs of the publishing process. I am so thankful I found someone who has been through the process and has answers to my questions."

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Online Workshop FAQ:


When does the event take place?

We have different times to choose from in order to make sure you can make this event work for you and your schedule. To see the full list of times for you and your timezone, click the button to sign-up.

What topics will this workshop cover?

This lesson is an in-depth look into the 5 most common mistakes aspiring children's book writers make. During the workshop, Brooke will show you:

  • The 5 most common mistakes aspiring children's book writers make when they first write a story
  • Why these mistakes have the potential to wreck your story draft and keep you from getting published
  • And how to avoid them in order to write a solid children's book that kids will love

Will it be recorded if you can't attend live?

While we do encourage you to choose a time that you can attend, a replay link will be available once the session concludes.

How much does it cost to sign-up?

While most sessions with Brooke cost, because this workshop is so important for all children's book writers, you can sign-up right now for FREE! Just complete the fields below to save your spot.

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