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The Way to Write for ChildrenThe Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken
Revised and updated, this essential and practical guide by an award-winning children's author explains how to write books for children, from where to look to inspiration to practical advice on how to create characters and structure a plot.


How to Write and Illustrate Children`s Books and Get Them Published!How to Write & Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published! by Treld Pelkey Bicknell; Felicity Trotman
Some of the finest talents in children's publishing provide readers with the basics of constructing a story to approaching publishers.


Picture Writing!Picture Writing by Anastasia Suen
Successful children's writing demands the ability to create vivid images with just a few words. This hands-on guide gives writers the tools they need to craft evocative characters, settings and plots fueled by the power of description.


Writing and Publishing Books for Children in the 1990sWriting and Publishing Books for Children in the 1990s by Olga Litowinsky
This anecdotal how-to book is a necessity for any would-be children's book writer and is a valuable addition to the shelves of already-published writers. Litowinsky covers the entire book publishing process, from story ideas and submitting manuscripts through contracts to production and sales.


Writing with PicturesWriting with Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books by Uri Shulevitz
To create a good picture book or story book, you must understand how the two differ in concept. A story book tells a story with words. Although the pictures amplify it, the story can be understood without them. The pictures have an auxiliary role, because the words themselves contain images. In contrast, a true picture book tells a story mainly or entirely with pictures.


Writing for ChildrenWriting for Children by Margaret Clark
Based on the premise that writing for children requires no less skill than writing for anyone else, Margaret Clark's straightforward, sympathetic book will again find eager readership among the steadily increasing number of aspiring children's authors. A highly respected children's book editor with over three decades' experience, the author succinctly describes what makes children's books unique, with special emphasis on publishing and marketing. Enhanced with examples from the work and lives of established children's authors, the book covers writing for different age groups and in different genres (including non-fiction), taboos in the marketplace, attitudes and assumptions, contracts, literary agents, organizations, and more.


Creating Characters Kids Will LoveCreating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
Providing lots of examples and exercises, a veteran children's author gives aspiring writers of children's stories concrete tips for bringing characters to life, including observing real kids in action and drawing from childhood experiences.


Children`s Writer`s Word BookChildren's Writer's Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner
This title's unique design ensures that writers speak to their audience with a vocabulary and style they both understand and find appealing. A fast-reference guide meant to be used along with a dictionary, thesaurus and yellow pad of paper, it will help fulfill the dream of becoming a published children's writer.


Creating Characters Kids Will LoveCreating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
Providing lots of examples and exercises, a veteran children's author gives aspiring writers of children's stories concrete tips for bringing characters to life, including observing real kids in action and drawing from childhood experiences.


Writing for ChildrenWriting for Children by Margaret Clark
Based on the premise that writing for children requires no less skill than writing for anyone else, Margaret Clark's straightforward, sympathetic book will again find eager readership among the steadily increasing number of aspiring children's authors. A highly respected children's book editor with over three decades' experience, the author succinctly describes what makes children's books unique, with special emphasis on publishing and marketing. Enhanced with examples from the work and lives of established children's authors, the book covers writing for different age groups and in different genres (including non-fiction), taboos in the marketplace, attitudes and assumptions, contracts, literary agents, organizations, and more.


Story SparkersStory Sparkers: A Creativity Guide for Children's Writers by Marcia Thornton Jones; Debbie Dadey
Offers a creativity guide for children's writers, with advice on generating story ideas, sculpting ideas, and preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication.


Worlds of ChildhoodWorlds of Childhood: The Art and Craft of Writing for Children by William Zinsser
Six writers, including Maurice Sendak, Jill Krementz, and Jack Prelutsky, explain how and why they became involved in children's literature


Children Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2003 by Alice Pope (editor)
Everything Guide to Writing Children`s Books by Lesley Bolton
The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
How to Write & Illustrate Childrens Books and Get Them Published by Treld Pelkey Bicknell, Felicity Trotman (editors)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold D. Underdown and Lynne Rominger
Conversations with J.K. Rowling by J. K. Rowling, Lindsey Fraser
Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
The Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben, Berthe Amoss
Winning Author's Tips on How to Write, Sell, and Promote Your Children's Books by Aaron Shepard
A Basic Guide to Writing, Selling, and Promoting Children's Books : Plus Information about Self-publishing by Betsy B. Lee
Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken
Children's Writer's Word Book by Alijandra Mogilner
Writing for Young Adults by Sherry Garland
How to Write and Illustrate Children`s Books by Treld Pelkey and Felicity Trotman
Worlds of Childhood : The Art and Craft of Writing for Children by Maurice Sendak and William Zinsser
You Can Write Children's Books by Tracey E. Dils
Picture Writing: A New Approach to Writing for Kids and Teens by Anastasia Suen


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