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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.


The Children`s Writer`s ReferenceThe Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben; Berthe Amoss
What type of animals work best in picture books? What periods in history are most popular with kids? Which 'problem stories' are right for which ages? This guide gives children's writers all the answers they need to write and illustrate stories kids will love and publishers will buy. From pre-reader to young adult, children's writers of any age group and genre will find the special market information they need here.


The Invisible ChildThe Invisible Child: On Reading and Writing Books for Children by Katherine Paterson
With the same perception, wit, and generosity that characterize her fiction, a much-honored writer shares her ideas about writing for children, as well as her passion for reading, her spiritual faith, and her conviction that the imagination must be nourished.


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.


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.


It`s a Bunny-Eat-Bunny WorldIt's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market by Olga Litowinsky
Discusses what editors expect from children's book authors and offers advice on writing and submitting a manuscript, marketing and publicizing one's own work, and dealing with agents, contracts, and writers' rights.


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 and Illustrating Children`s Books for PublicationWriting and Illustrating Children's Books for Publication: Two Perspectives by Berthe Amoss; Eric Suben
Learn about writing and publishing children's books from two professionals ... who are on opposite sides of the desk. An acclaimed author/illustrator shares creative tips and insights, to help you with ideas - recognize them when you see them; format - package your book for the "right" reader; theme - express what your story is really about; and illustration - make pictures tell the tale. A distinguished editor shows you the publisher's decision-making process from the inside out. Learn about submission - make your product irresistible to editors; revision - polish your story until it shines; acceptance - your "life after publication"; and rejection - persevere until publication. Presented in a lively, usable format, this book combines supportive advice with engaging true stories of publishing hits and misses, exercises, checklists, reading lists, and more.


You Can Write Children`s BooksYou Can Write Children's Books by Tracey E. Dils
Successful writer and experienced editor Tracey Dils takes the mystery out ofchildren's book publishing with this collection of guidelines which will helpwriters get their books in print.


It`s a Bunny-Eat-Bunny WorldIt's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market by Olga Litowinsky
Discusses what editors expect from children's book authors and offers advice on writing and submitting a manuscript, marketing and publicizing one's own work, and dealing with agents, contracts, and writers' rights.


The Children`s Writer`s ReferenceThe Children's Writer's Reference by Eric Suben; Berthe Amoss
What type of animals work best in picture books? What periods in history are most popular with kids? Which 'problem stories' are right for which ages? This guide gives children's writers all the answers they need to write and illustrate stories kids will love and publishers will buy. From pre-reader to young adult, children's writers of any age group and genre will find the special market information they need here.


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 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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