Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kristin Daly Rens, Executive Editor at Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins shares her advice with authors

From this interview with Jonathan Rosen at From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors
“Don’t worry about what is trendy—write what interests YOU. So often at conferences, etc, editors and agents get asked what the current trends are in children’s and teen books, but the truth of the matter is that the best way to make someone—whether that someone is an agent, editor, or reader—care about your book is if the author is writing something they believe in and care about themselves. When an author is passionate about what he or she is writing about, readers can see that passion on the page—and it makes them fall in love with that story as well.” —Kristin Daly Rens
Illustrate and Write On,


colleen laquay urbaniuk said...

I loved this interview! It gave so many great insights for a writer...thank you!!!

colleen laquay urbaniuk said...

I loved this interview!!! It was full of great insights for writers...thank you!!!