The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for Kids Library) 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1582970523
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For four years, I have been searching for a book to use as a text . . . finally I have found one. -- Ann Paul, children's writing instructor, UCLA Extension

For four years, I have been searching for a book to use as a text...finally I have found one. -- Ann Paul, children's writing instructor, UCLA Extension

I think it is the best book on the craft of writing that I have ever read. -- Andrea Brown, literary agent

It's all here—everything you need to know . . . a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer. -- Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-Post

It's all here—everything you need to know...a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer. -- Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-Post

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The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stores for Children is the how-to book I always wanted to read but never could find.

This book deals with fundamentals. I explore story ideas and writing and structure. What makes a character memorable and what it is about certain children’s books that makes readers keep turning the pages. I discuss beginning, middle and end; premise, theme and tone; dialogue and point of view; conflict and structure; plot and subplot. I also talk about the importance of choosing a voice that enhances your story and the power of using the five senses to add texture and authenticity to that story.

This is a book about basics...a book that shows you how to apply what you learn to your own writing in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail.


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