- Series: Write for kids library
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 1st edition (September 20, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582970521
- ISBN-13: 978-1582970523
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 65 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #311,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children (Write for kids library) 1st Edition
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I think it is the best book on the craft of writing that I have ever read. -- Andrea Brown, literary agent
It's all hereeverything 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 hereeverything you need to know...a 'must have' for every novice or professional writer. -- Janet Zaren, children's book reviewer for the Palisadian-Post
From the Author
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 childrens 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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For those who want more complex opinions on writing fiction there are many noted authors who wrote excellent texts on what in their opinion is excellent literature.
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