Writing A Children S Book

Author: Pamela Cleaver
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781857039252
Size: 22.96 MB
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This guide covers the writing of picture books, plots and planning, teenage fiction and non-fiction books. The author also deals with the business side of publishing, including market research and finding a publisher.

Write A Children S Book And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Author: Lesley Pollinger
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444130676
Size: 35.59 MB
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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.

The Everything Guide To Writing Children S Books

Author: Luke Wallin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440505497
Size: 46.96 MB
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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.

How To Write A Children S Book And Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
Size: 69.30 MB
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A fully revised and updated guide to success in the children’s book marke Here, from a successful writer and editor of children’s books, is the ultimate guide for aspiring authors who dream of publishing for children. Using her own experience as well as studies of recent successes like the Harry Potter series, Seuling outlines five steps to success: researching the marketplace, developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills and work habits, submitting proposals and manuscripts, and joining the writing community. With tips on how to use today’s tools like e-mail and the Internet for contacting publishers and researching work, she offers a sensible approach that puts publication within reach of hopeful writers everywhere Barbara Seuling (New York, NY) has written and illustrated more than fifty children’s books, including the popular Freaky Facts series. She is the founder and director of the Manuscript Workshop in Vermont

The Business Of Writing For Children

Author: Aaron Shepard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781620355015
Size: 36.41 MB
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Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author -- or even if you're well on your way -- this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts, promoting a first book, and self publishing. Read "The Business of Writing for Children" to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "The Baker's Dozen," and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "BRAVO! I thought it had pretty much all been said, but I was wrong. All the nuts and bolts are here as well as rules that bear repeating, PLUS insights not usually found in how-to books. Clearly and concisely written, this is an invaluable resource for both beginning and more accomplished writers." -- Susan Pearson, Editor-in-Chief, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books "Aaron Shepard has written one of the most comprehensive guides available to anyone wishing to enter the competitive field of children's books. It's all here, from initial idea to successful sale, and then beyond to the essentials of contracts, promotion, and the ABCs of building a successful career. If you're starting out, start out here." -- Stephen Mooser, children's author "Here's clearly-written, no-nonsense help for children's writers by a craftsman. Every fledgling author should own this book." -- Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks "Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource. His experience-based insights into the art and business of children's writing will save beginning writers years of wasted effort -- and help published writers achieve long-term success." -- Kathleen Duey, children's author "The Business of Writing for Children is a one-stop shopping center, a complete how-to-do-it guide for the writer who wants a jump-start on looking professional even though he/she may be turning out a first book. Editors will love you if you do it Shepard's way." -- Audrey Baird, Editor, Once Upon A Time "I carry around a file folder of materials which I share with unpublished writers and illustrators. This book is so comprehensive, I plan to replace my file folder with it. Whether you are a novice or a professional, The Business of Writing for Children needs to be in your library. DON'T write a book without it!" -- Leslie Tryon, children's author/illustrator

Writing Fiction For Children

Author: Judy K. Morris
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252026867
Size: 62.16 MB
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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.

How To Write A Children S Picture Book And Get It Published

Author: Andrea Shavick
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848034962
Size: 31.88 MB
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This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers. This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.

Writing For Children 4th Edition

Author: Pamela Cleaver
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848036833
Size: 72.60 MB
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This new edition combines Pamela Cleaver's bestselling Writing a Children's Book with her Ideas for Children's Writers. In it you will learn about plotting and planning, beginnings, middles and endings, how to research and how to revise and how to find a publisher. There are: * Lists of attributes to help you create interesting and believable characters * Lists of plots and themes * Genres - what's hot and what's not * Locations and how much description to use * List of do's and don'ts regarding submitting manuscripts * Symbols for correcting your proofs * Tips on how to publicise your book. There is no one right way to write a children's book but if you are armed with a knowledge of certain techniques that have worked for other writers you will be more likely to succeed. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Limbering Up; 2. Plotting; 3. Story People: the Characters in Your Book; 4. Genres; 5. Where and When?; 6. Starting the Story; 7. Telling the Tale; 8. Writing for the Younger Set; 9. Happy Ever After?; 10. Research and Revision; 11. Writing a Non-Fiction Book; 12. Getting Published; 13. If Your Book is Accepted; 14. If Your Book is Rejected; Useful Information for Writing Children's Book; Index.

Writing For Children

Author: Margaret Clark
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713646221
Size: 50.48 MB
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Starting with the premise that writing for children requires no less skill than writing for anyone else, this book first explains the factors that distinguish the publishing and marketing of books for children. It goes on to explain ways of writing for different age-groups and in different genres, using examples of established children's writers to offer basic guidelines, stimulus and encouragement.