At several recent signings, I’ve been approached by high school students interested in writing for childen. My responses to their questions will run over a series of blog posts. Perhaps they will assist other students and aspiring writers.
A: Classes that will get you to college. You learn to think critically and creatively in college and I think it’s important for writers to have that experience. Also, college opens up your world. So I recommend you take a college track program in high school. I also suggest, if you like to write, that you join extra-curricular activities that allow you to do so, such as the newspaper, a literary magazine, the yearbook. For instance, my local newspaper used to have a Teen Sidetracks page that allowed teens to submit articles. Check out my website for other tips.