The Encyclopedia Of Writing And Illustrating Children S Books

Author by : Desdemona McCannon
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Publisher by : Running PressBook Pub
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Description : "Inspiration, drawing skills, narrative, storyboards, characters, typography, page layouts"--Cover.


Writing Children S Fiction

Author by : Linda Newbery
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.


How To Write For Children And Get Published

Author by : Louise Jordan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Huge numbers of people want to write for children, but it is notoriously difficult to find a publisher in this increasingly comeptitive area. This inspiring and practical guide from acknowledged expert on children's publishing Louise Jordan, will show you how to make your work stand out from the crowd and appeal to commissioning editors, and, of course, your intended audience.


Writing For Children And Teens

Author by : Cynthea Liu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pivotal Publishing
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Description : Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive, current, and detailed writing course designed specifically for writing children and teen books, written by an author who is in the field today. WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASH COURSE is a ten-step course that relays all the nitty-gritty details of the business, beginning with how to evaluate your book idea all the way to pitching your book to editors and agents. Within each step, you'll find clear and specific information covering topics such as the children's book market, manuscript format, revision tips, finding the right agent or publisher, submission etiquette, and common faux pas writers make. This book will even tell you what kind of paper you should use and exactly how you should write your letters to editors and agents. Bonus materials include templates for all of your submission needs as well as examples of real-life editorial letters sent to authors from editors today. You will get a complete inside peak to the children's fiction writing market for those who want to write picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle grade or teen novels.


The Everything Guide To Writing Children S Books

Author by : Luke Wallin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.


International Companion Encyclopedia Of Children S Literature

Author by : Peter Hunt
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers a broad range of topics, from the fairy tale to critical theory, from the classics to comics. Structure The Companion is divided into five sections: 1) Theory and Critical Approaches 2) Types and Genres 3) The Context of Children's Literature 4) Applications of Children's Literature 5) The World of Children's Literature Each essay is followed by references and suggestions for further reading. The volume is fully indexed.


Utopian And Dystopian Writing For Children And Young Adults

Author by : Carrie Hintz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature. The original essays discuss thematic conventions and present detailed case studies of individual works. All address the pedagogical implications of work that challenges children to grapple with questions of perfect or wildly imperfect social organizations and their own autonomy. The book includes interviews with creative writers and the first bibliography of utopian fiction for children.


Writing Fiction For Children

Author by : Judy K. Morris
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : Whether you're nurturing your first idea for a children's book or have a published book or two under your belt, Judy K. Morris will delight you, guide and inspire you, challenge and encourage you, and improve your chances of reaching the ultimate goal of every children's book author: your reader inside your story and your story inside your reader. A published author of both fiction and nonfiction for children, Morris draws on extensive experience teaching children how to write and teaching adults how to write for children. Here she combines concrete methods and step-by-step techniques with succinct rules of thumb: work at making your novel whole from the start; never underestimate the power of the plain truth; personality quirks are no substitute for character; doing a good job of writing usually means doing a good job of rewriting. Using judiciously chosen examples from successful children's literature, Writing Fiction for Children covers the building blocks of plot, characters, and setting and addresses common problems such as awkward plotting, oversimplifying, and taking a preachy or self-conscious tone. Pragmatic exercises stimulate writers to scour their experiences, sharpen their powers of observation, and capture the details, voice, and narrative energy that can bring stories vividly to life and keep readers submerged in make-believe. Loaded with practical advice and helpful exercises, Writing Fiction for Children is especially useful for anyone who aspires to write for children in the "middle ages" of eight to twelve. Children's books should be hopeful, thrilling, funny, interesting, touching, and a pleasure to read, Morris says. Above all, they must have something at stake that matters. While conceding that only the author can provide the spark of a story to tell, Morris offers invaluable guidance on the daily work of crafting, shaping, refining, revising, and publishing a children's novel.


Complete Writing For Children Course

Author by : Clémentine Beauvais
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.


How To Write A Great Children S Book

Author by : Robyn Opie-Parnell
Languange : en
Publisher by : R&R Books Film Music
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Description : Bestselling author of 89 published books for children, Robyn Opie Parnell, can show you how you can easily write for children - and make money from your passion! Kids love stories and picture books. And publishers - online and offline - even on Kindle! - are always looking for quality children's books they can sell to young children (and their parents!) all over the world. Would you like to be a bestselling children's author? Or maybe just have a book that you wrote - to read and pass on to your own children and grandchildren? I'm betting you would! But, before you start, you should get good solid and practical advice about writing for children from an established, million selling author, first. Makes sense, right? Robyn Opie Parnell has been writing for children for over 15 years and in that time has had her books published in the US, Australia and the UK - and had them translated into Spanish, Swedish, German, Korean, Mandarin and a host of other foreign languages. At 89 published books, Robyn is one of the most prolific and successful children's authors in the world! Never before has a children's author with so much proven success offered this kind of advice and guidance in one instructional and entertaining book. Let Robyn guide you, step by step, through the charming and wonderful past-time of writing for children. Who knows, you could easily end up writing your own bestseller! Robyn's new book will take you on a journey of discovery. From getting new ideas to inventing exciting and loveable characters. From creating your perfect workspace to how best to go about plotting and developing stories for all the different types of children's books. From baby picture books to easy readers. From education and trade books to young adult (YA) novels. You'll learn everything there is to know from an author who's actually been published - and many times - in just the last few years. How to Write a GREAT Children's Book is the most up-to-date resource currently available on writing for kids. Previously available only in hardback, this special Kindle edition has been lovingly remastered for viewing as an ebook. Take a look inside by scrolling up this screen and clicking on the book cover - you'll get a free peek! The book also gives you a unique opportunity to download extra free resources from Robyn's website and to follow her popular blog. If you've ever felt drawn to writing for children - for pleasure or profit - then Robyn Opie Parnell's How to Write a GREAT Children's Book could be the best investment you ever made!


Writing Children S Books For Dummies

Author by : Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.


Writers Artists Guide To Writing For Children And Ya

Author by : Linda Strachan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The W&A Guide to Writing for Children and YA provides informed, practical advice from a successful and experienced writer of children's books across all ages. Its coverage includes picture books through middle grade and young adult; fiction and non-fiction; books for reluctant readers and books for the education market. It is one author's lifetime of experience distilled into an engaging guide on how to manage, kickstart or begin your writing career. This is a heavily revised and expanded edition of Linda's Writing for Children (2008). Much has happened in both Linda's writing life and in the world of children's books since then. Staying true to the essence of the original, the new edition includes more advice and experience to reflect changes in digital publishing, self-publishing, and the explosion of YA and children's writing more broadly.


The Everything Guide To Writing Children S Books

Author by : Lesley Bolton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Children S Writers Artists Yearbook 2021

Author by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Packed full of inspirational articles from successful writers, illustrators and publishing experts, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook once again serves up the best independent advice to writers for children of all ages. Covering all aspects of the publishing process, across the full range of formats and genres, it will appeal to self-published writers as well as those seeking an agent-publisher or crowdfunded deal. Inside are up-to-date contact details for literary agents, publishers, prizes and grant-giving bodies, societies and creative organisations that support writers and illustrators. Universally recognised as the first port of call for all writers wanting to improve their work and their chances of getting published, this Yearbook contains an 'impressive raft of advice and notes on every aspect of the business' (Quentin Blake).


Dictionary Of American Children S Fiction 1990 1994

Author by : Alethea Helbig
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Contains author, title, and character entries for over 180 various award winning books


The Magic Words Writing Great Books For Children And Young Adults

Author by : Cheryl Klein
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.


My Birth Celebration Journal

Author by : Karen Jean Matsko Hood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.
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Description : This decorative journal is the perfect companion to My Birth Celebration Scrapbook – Children’s Scrapbook Series – Book 3. It’s a great tool for writing down your thoughts, favorite recipes, or simply keeping track of important reminders, personal notes, and special occasions. This journal is great for jotting down your own poetry and short stories, or use it to store addresses and phone numbers. Convenient to carry and beautiful to look at, My Birth Celebration Journal: A Daily Journal makes a thoughtful and unique gift!


Children Writing Stories

Author by : Armstrong, Michael
Languange : en
Publisher by : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
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Description : “Here is a worthy successor to Ted Hughes’Poetry in the Making, the book that enabled me to gain the confidence to begin to find my own voice as a story teller.Children Writing Storiesconfirms that we all have a story to tell if we are enabled to develop enough self-belief. So much of our natural creativity is smothered during our school years. Teachers and children feel hemmed in by the strictures of a curriculum which simply does not allow room for creativity to breathe. Unlock the chains, let the light in, and this is the kind of writing that will flow, this is the kind of intellectual and emotional growing that can transform young lives.†Michael Morpurgo, Children’s Laureate 2003-2005 “What a splendid book! Michael Armstrong paysattention - thirty years of it - to the stories thatchildren write. We get two for one: the children’sown delightful and intriguing work - I want torush off and write some Wally (age 5) stories ofmy own - and Michael Armstrong’s intenseinterpretations. †Allan Ahlberg "This is real learning at its best, teaching byexample, through painstaking scrutiny of the artof young writers. Absorbing, moving,enlightening, inspiring." Morag Styles, University of Cambridge InChildren Writing Stories, Michael Armstrong reveals the creative force of children's narrative imagination and shows how this develops through childhood. He provides a new and powerful understanding of the significance of narrative for children’s intellectual growth and for learning and teaching. The book explores a series of real stories written by children between the ages of five and fifteen, and traces the growth of literary consciousness from the dawn of written narrative in the kindergarten, through the early years of schooling and on into adolescence. Each chapter opens with a story or stories, which the author then goes on to examine in detail, so that the book may be seen as both a select anthology of children’s stories and as a critical account of children’s narrative practice. This original and provocative book will appeal to teachers, parents, students of education and readers with an interest in literacy, children's writing or narrative theory.


Writing For Children A Manual For Writers Of Juvenile Fiction

Author by : Arthur Groom
Languange : en
Publisher by : Read Books Ltd
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Description : The vintage book contains a complete guide to writing children's literature, and includes wealth of information on every aspect of writing books and plays for young people. Although old, the contents of this volume will be of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in the subject. Contents include: “Preparing the Ground”, “Titles”, “Fairy and Dragon Stories”, “Animal and Nature Stories”, “Adventure Stories”, “Sporting and School Tales”, “Points to Remember”, “Editors”, “Markets for Manuscripts”, “Lengths”, “Submissions”, “Children's Plays”, “The Serial and Series Books”, “Writing for B.B.C.”, “Verse for Children”, “Ideas Unlimited”, et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction。 This book was first published in 1929.


Childly Language

Author by : Alison Sealey
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that an adult is being 'childish', what are we saying about the characteristics of children?


Routledge Encyclopedia Of Narrative Theory

Author by : David HERMAN
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The past several decades have seen an explosion of interest in narrative, with this multifaceted object of inquiry becoming a central concern in a wide range of disciplinary fields and research contexts. As accounts of what happened to particular people in particular circumstances and with specific consequences, stories have come to be viewed as a basic human strategy for coming to terms with time, process, and change. However, the very predominance of narrative as a focus of interest across multiple disciplines makes it imperative for scholars, teachers, and students to have access to a comprehensive reference resource.


Language Gender And Children S Fiction

Author by : Jane Sunderland
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Looks at gender in relation to children's fiction And The role that language plays in this relationship.


Write A Children S Book And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Author by : Lesley Pollinger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


Teaching Fiction In The Primary School

Author by : Dennis Carter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Children S Writers Artists Yearbook 2018

Author by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew - Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale - Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency - Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.


How To Write

Author by : Philip Oltermann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Guardian Books
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Description : The Guardian's 2008 'How to Write' supplements were a huge success with wordsmiths of all stripes. Covering fiction, poetry, comedy, screenwriting, biography and journalism, they offered invaluable advice and bags of encouragement from a range of leading professionals, including Catherine Tate on writing memorable comedy characters, Robert Harris on penning bestelling fiction and Michael Rosen on constructing stories that will appeal to young people. This book draws together the material from those supplements and includes a full directory of useful addresses, from publishers and agents to professional societies and providers of bursaries. Whether you're looking to polish up your writing skills or you want to ensure that your manuscript finds its way into the right hands, How to Write will prove essential reading.


52 Dates For Writers

Author by : Claire Wingfield
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This essential creative writing guide will take you away from your desk, to return with new ideas, fresh insight, better writing skills, and a renewed passion for your novel. Suitable for both those who are seeking tried-and-tested strategies for revising a novel draft, and those who would like to generate a store of ideas before starting to write.


A Turkey For Thanksgiving

Author by : Eve Bunting
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Mr. and Mrs. Moose try to invite a turkey to their Thanksgiving feast.


American Writers

Author by : Elizabeth H. Oakes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : "American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists


2014 Novel Short Story Writer S Market

Author by : Rachel Randall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The best resource for getting your fiction published! The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. You'll also find an increased focus on all aspects of the writing life, from insightful articles on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success. Check out interviews with award-winning author Man Martin (Days of the Endless Corvette and Paradise Dogs) and best-selling author and writing instructor James Scott Bell (Plot & Structure and Conflict & Suspense)!