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  • Character Profile Card

    Character Profile Card


    How well do you really know your character? If you don’t know them as well as you know yourself, then you need the character profile card. Answer the questions on the card based on your character to ensure you’ve created a 3-dimensional person who’s worthy of a reader’s time.

  • Hero's Journey Plot Exercise

    Hero’s Journey Plot Building Exercise


    Did you know there’s an easy way to outline your plot? It’s known as the Hero’s Journey, and it’s the most universal plot outline to use to tell a story. Designed to help chapter book writers and novelists, this plot exercise makes you think critically about your character’s journey from the beginning of the book to the end.

  • Initial Story Idea Outline

    Initial Story Idea Outline


    Ready to dive into your new story idea? Grab the Initial Story Idea Outline worksheet and get started. The outline is designed to be universal for any age category — spanning from picture books to young adults.

  • 100 Publishers List

    List of 100 Children’s Book Publishers


    Publishers accept one of 2 kinds of manuscripts: solicited or unsolicited. Unsolicited means a story from someone without an agent. Use this list of 100 different children’s book publishers open to unagented authors to help you get started.

  • Manuscript Submission Checklist

    Manuscript Submission Checklist


    How do you know if your story’s ready to send? A question you no longer have to ask with the manuscript submission checklist. Plus, you can use the answers from the checklist to help you create your query letter. (A little bonus just for doing the work.)

  • Picture Book Page Layout

    Picture Book Page Layout


    Is your picture book ready for an illustrator? Before you send it their way, make sure to “paginate” or lay out the text to see how it fits in the 32-page picture book template. Then update your manuscript to align with your layout before you hit send.

  • Query Letter Template

    Query Letter Template


    In order to send your story to an agent or publisher, you first must send them a query letter. But what does that look like? This query letter template outlines the 5 major components every query needs to include, while helping you stick to that strict 300-word maximum.

  • Writing Quote Wall Prints

    Writing Quote Wall Prints (Pack of 3)


    Decorate your space and motivate yourself to write with this 3-pack of inspiring writing quotes. A different motivation for each part of the writing process that writers get stuck on. Including, procrastination, writer’s block, and a mantra to make you a successful writer.