When people find out I write, I often hear: “I’ve always wanted to write a book. What do I do?”

My suggestion: Write Your Story.

There are tons of resources online after you finish writing. Websites and blogs abound — from writers, agents, and a variety of experts on writing, editing, and self-publishing.

Here are some resources:
12×12 Challenge

Tara Lazar – StoryStorm

KidLit 411


Many businesses cater to a writer’s desire to be published. While many are reputable and valid services-for-hire, please be careful when someone asks for money. Ask friends and other writers for advice.

Once you’ve written your story, find a critique group. A great critique group is priceless.

Picture book resource for parents/readers:

Perfect Picture Book Fridays

If you want the perfect picture book, you can visit Author Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog on Fridays. An assortment of picture book writers, illustrators, and authors join the fun by recommending perfect picture books. Each week’s list adds to a growing list of books by themes and titles.