Welcome to the Coaching KidLit Podcast!


The Coaching KidLit podcast will explore aspects of children’s book writing and offer coaching tools for leveling up your KidLit writing game.

We will also feature interviews with KidLit authors and coaches and dive into their creative processes.

And, of course, we will provide children’s book recommendations, and listing our recent favorites, which may or may not lead to a full-on debate/discussion about the KidLit books we love and why we love them.

Give us a listen and let us know what you like, or don’t like, and send us your topic and KidLit book recommendations.

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Episodes

  • Episode 12: Good Beginnings

    Sharon and Christy discuss what makes a good opening for a KidLit novel, and test each other’s detective skills with some excellent opening lines from published KidLit. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @CoachingKidLit For more information about Sharon Skinner, visit bookcoachingbysharon.com. For more information about Christy Yaros, visit christyyaros.com.

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  • Episode 11: Plot

    Christy and Sharon talk about plot, different forms of plot/subplot, some of the plotting tools that are available, and dig into plot in KidLit.   Darcy Pattison’s Shrunken Manuscript Revision Method: https://www.darcypattison.com/writing/revision/shrunken-manuscript-watch-webinar/   Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @CoachingKidLit For more information about Sharon Skinner, visit bookcoachingbysharon.com. For more information about Christy Yaros, visit christyyaros.com.

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  • Episode 10: How Does a Published KidLit Author Use a Book Coach? with returning guest Cindy L. Rodriguez

    Cindy L. Rodriguez returns to chat with Christy and Sharon about the value of hiring a book coach, whether you’re just starting out, still aspiring, or a multi-published author. Cindy’s debut picture book, Three Pockets Full, came out from Cardinal Rule Press on September 1. Jump to: [3:04] The Backstory of the Story [8:02] Critique […]

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  • Episode 09: Coaching KidLit: What We Do and How

    Christy and Sharon dive into Coaching KidLit, what exactly this book coaching thing is, which is not a very simple answer, but nonetheless an interesting one, because at its essence, it’s all about helping you write, edit, and polish your manuscript so it’s the best it can be.

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  • Episode 08: Using Source Material

    Sharon and Christy discuss source material, challenges with adhering too close to facts, and ways you can put some distance between you and the “way things really happened” in order to tell a compelling and emotionally resonant story. Transcript Using Source Material [00:00:34] Sharon Skinner: Hey Christy, why don’t we talk today about source material, […]

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