Wendy Hinote Lanier

Wendy Hinote Lanier is a former elementary science teacher, author, and CLASS certified speaker who writes and speaks on a variety of topics related to children, writing, parenting, and Christian living. She writes both fiction and nonfiction for children, and articles and devotional pieces for adults.

Wendy's writing credits include titles for Focus Readers, State Standards Publishing, ABDO Publishing, Lerner Books, KidHaven Press, Lucent Books, and Capstone Press as well as articles in on-line and print publications such as Highlights for Children and Clubhouse Magazine.

Wendy’s educational background includes a B.S. in Speech Communications Disorders, an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology, and an M.Ed. in Elementary Education. During her teaching career, Wendy spent more than 18 years in Texas public and private schools specializing in the areas of science, social studies, and language arts.
Research for Nonfiction and More | Serious Writer Academy

Research for Nonfiction and More

Research. Love it or hate it, nonfiction writers know it can be a real time drain. In this video, Wendy Hinote Lanier has some tips for finding the information you need and keeping track of it all.

Module 1: Finding Out Stuff
If the idea of doing research scares you, don’t call it that. Just think of it as finding out stuff. Here’s how to get started.
Module 2: Some Reliable Sources
Not all sources are created equal. Some are considered reliable while others are not. Here are a few places you can look for answers to your questions and know it’s a good source.
Module 3: Keeping Track of Your Sources
Finding a great source is not going to do you any good if you can’t find it again. This module shows you how to create a bibliography and use it to track where you found your information. It’s an invaluable tool.
Module 4: Odds and Ends
Here are a few other tips that may help with your research that aren’t necessarily connected to each other, but they do relate to research in general.

Price: $29.00

Duration: 35 minutes

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Writing Nonfiction for Kids 2.0 | Serious Writer Academy

Writing Nonfiction for Kids 2.0

In this exciting course, Wendy Hinote Lanier and Michelle Medlock Adams share:
Module 1: Intro and Overview (What is nonfiction? Why NOT write in this genre?)
Module 2: Types of Nonfiction (Explore the various types of nonfiction and the current labels for each.)
Module 3: Publications (Learn about nonfiction publications across traditional, educational, and Christian publishing.)
Module 4: Voice, Tone, and Back Matter (Good nonfiction has many of the elements of good fiction. Learn how voice and tone come across in nonfiction. Also a discussion of word counts, sidebars, and back matter.)

Price: $49.00

Duration: 60 minutes

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Writing Nonfiction for Kids 2.5 | Serious Writer Academy

Writing Nonfiction for Kids 2.5

In this exciting course, Wendy Hinote Lanier and Michelle Medlock Adams share:
Module 1: Research (A discussion of some reliable resources for nonfiction as well as what won't work.)
Module 2: Keeping Track (Tips on keeping track of your sources to make your life easier later.)
Module 3: Where to Send It (How do you find nonfiction publishers?)
Module 4: Resources (What resources are available for nonfiction writers?)

Price: $49.00

Duration: 80 minutes

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Writing for the Educational Market | Serious Writer Academy | Wendy Hinote Lanier

Writing for the Educational Market

In this exciting course, Wendy Hinote Lanier shares:
Module 1: Educational Market and Its Pros and Cons (What is the educational market? Why should you consider this type of writing?)
Module 2: Writing to Educate (What tools will you need to write for the educational market? What are the key differences in writing for this genre?)
Module 3: Sources and Getting an Assignment (Where will you find the information about your topic? How can you get an assignment?)

Price: $29.00

Duration: 50 minutes

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