January 15, 2016

The KIT 2nd Annual Spring Contest

Last spring, Kid’s Imagination Train sponsored its first writing contest.  Because we had a nice response and received many creative submissions, we are offering another writing contest which is open to new and established writers.  

All you have to do is simply write a poem or a story about spring.  The deadline is March 15, 2016.  The prize is one hundred dollars.  You can find the contest guidelines on our homepage:   www.kidsimaginationtrain.com.   

Still deciding whether to enter?  As mentioned before on this blog, entering a contest gets your work in front of an editor.  It helps you meet deadlines.  It tests whether you can follow the writer's guidelines.  In addition, entering a contest gives you the opportunity to have your work published and then read by thousands of viewers.  

So…start thinking about those warm spring days.  See if it puts you in the mood to create a piece for the KIT Spring 2016 contest.

Coming Feb.1st: a post on "The Power of No."  

January 1, 2016

A New Year’s Wish

As you know, writing for children is not easy.  We freak out when nothing comes to mind when we want to begin a new story.  We lose faith when agents and publishers reject our work.  We get sensitive over a critique member's remarks, or feel exasperated when friends or family just don't get what it takes to write for kids.

Still, we strive to create just the right story that can be told with just the right words and with just the right number of words because we love to write for kids.  

We know it's not easy, but sometimes we need a little encouragement.  

So I remind you to never give up, to believe in YOU, to know that you will succeed.

To all of my faithful readers, I wish you many days filled with the joy of writing.