|Chris in a #LA17SCBWI conference moment|
Chris Eboch is the author of over forty books for children, including nonfiction and fiction, early reader through teen. Her novels for ages nine and up include The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; and the Haunted series, about kids who travel with a ghost hunter TV show, which starts with The Ghost on the Stairs. Her writing craft books include Advanced Plotting and You Can Write for Children: How to Write Great Stories, Articles, and Books for Kids and Teenagers. Learn more at www.chriseboch.com.
In this workshop, Chris speaks about all the different ways writers can make money, touching on book packagers, the balance of projects, and how you can write for credits, for money, or for love… but rarely can you do all three in one project!
Chris walks us through ten different categories of working writers, and best practices for breaking in –and breaking out – in each.
most of us think about Trade publishing, but it's not where most writers for kids make their income…
Work for Hire Nonfiction
track your research!
Work for Hire Fiction
like Ghost writing, and TV show tie-ins
"very hard to make money" at this
Writing for Magazines for children
consider smaller magazines that don't get the thousands of submissions of the bigger name titles
Magazines for writers and other grown-ups
for teachers, for librarians, for parents
live classes, conferences, webinars
How will kids benefit from your being there?
She charges a per page rate
like test passages and questions, curriculum, and lesson plans
A great, very practical session!