You Can Write Children s Books

In this book, you will find: • updated information on changes in the publishing industry related to children's book writing • techniques and exercises for writing children's books • instruction for submitting work online • an ...

Author: Tracey E. Dils

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781582979861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Writing for children - whether it's in the form of picture books, beginning readers, chapters books and novels, or nonfiction - requires a unique skill set: The ability to speak to children on their level. You Can Write Children's Books, 2nd Edition, provides you with the instruction and exercises you need to shape your ideas, develop your writing, and sell your work! In this book, you will find: • updated information on changes in the publishing industry related to children's book writing • techniques and exercises for writing children's books • instruction for submitting work online • an updated look at publishing methods and opportunities (like traditional, online, print on demand, and online promotional opportunities) • and much more! "

Writing Fiction for Children

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.

Author: Judy K. Morris

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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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.

You Can Write for Children

Whether you're just starting out or have some experience, this book will make you a better writer - and encourage you to have fun! If you dream of being a children's book writer, this book can help your dream come true.

Author: Chris Eboch

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1514690063

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This is the Large Print version of You Can Write for Children. It uses a 16 point Tahoma font in a slightly larger (6.69" x 9.61") book size. Remember the magic of bedtime stories? When you write for children, you have the most appreciative audience in the world. But to reach that audience, you need to write fresh, dynamic stories, whether you're writing rhymed picture books, middle grade mysteries, edgy teen novels, nonfiction, or something else. In this book, you will learn: How to explore the wide variety of age ranges, genres, and styles in writing stories, articles and books for young people. How to find ideas. How to develop an idea into a story, article, or book. The basics of character development, plot, setting, and theme - and some advanced elements. How to use point of view, dialogue, and thoughts. How to edit your work and get critiques. Where to learn more on various subjects. Whether you're just starting out or have some experience, this book will make you a better writer - and encourage you to have fun!

The You Can Write Children s Books Bundle

Put concrete, practical advice into practice with the You Can Write Children's Books Workbook and take your work to the next level.

Author: Tracey E. Dils

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 1599631938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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SPECIAL SHRINKWRAPPED BUNDLE! Filled with advice and encouragement, You Can Write Children's Books walks you through the process of writing and selling a children's book. Author and children's books editor Tracey Dils offers expert advice on each major genre of children's books: picture books, beginning reader books, chapter books and middle school and young adult novels. Put concrete, practical advice into practice with the You Can Write Children's Books Workbook and take your work to the next level.

So You Want to Write a Children s Book

This handbook for new and aspiring children's authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher.

Author: Peter Carver

Publisher:

ISBN: 0889954569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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This handbook for new and aspiring children's authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher. Written by one of North America's leading children's book editors, this book will show writers how to begin, how to develop the story, and more.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

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.

Author: Luke Wallin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440505492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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

Children's book author, Rusty W. Baker and his series of children's books have, successfully done every step that he references in this guide. Take it from someone that has already been there. You need this guide.

Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press

Publisher:

ISBN: 1523733535

Category:

Page: 60

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If you want to write a children's book, then get "How to Write a Children's Book" by a person with real life experience and knowledge in this topic. If you have ever wanted to write a true children's classic, then you must dive into a child's mind to see what makes them tick. Within the pages of this guide, all your questions will be expertly answered in a way that is simple and easy to read. Follow along and discover how a children's story is written-from finding out what a child prefers to read to getting the most from your marketing efforts. Every aspect, from beginning to end, is covered within the pages of this guide. Understand why some children's books, such as a Dr. Seuss classic, succeed while other, seemingly well written children's books fail. Within this guide, you will understand what components of a story make up a children's story and how to keep the child interested in reading your book. The guide does not stop there. After you have a quality book written, follow the steps to bring your book to market and have children reading it from every corner of the globe. You can have the best book ever written, but if nobody knows about it, it will go unread. Avoid the pitfalls of many writers and follow these steps. Children's book author, Rusty W. Baker and his series of children's books have, successfully done every step that he references in this guide. Take it from someone that has already been there. You need this guide. Click "Buy Now" to get it now!

Your Child and Reading

Encourage your children to write Children see adults write and like to pretend
that they can write , too . When children first try to write , they usually scribble .
Even so , they can tell you exactly what their messages say . Just ask them .
Children ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000014599205

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: 20

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Kids Have All the Write Stuff

Offers parents strategies for implementing writing as a regular part of family life

Author: Sharon A. Edwards

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: PSU:000021214240

Category: Education

Page: 300

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Offers parents strategies for implementing writing as a regular part of family life

Beyond Early Writing

A key message is that teachers need to have a wide knowledge of poetry and
poetic techniques if they are to engage children's interest in both reading and
writing poetry. » » » » » » » Critical points There are many ways in which we can
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Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781909682962

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This essential text for primary trainees and teachers examines the key skill of writing beyond the earliest school years. Teaching writing involves much more than simply teaching the mechanics of spelling, grammar and punctuation, important though these are. There are particular issues around writing in school, including the fact that children’s writing consistently lags behind their reading in external tests such as SATs, boys’ relative lack of success and teachers’ lack of confidence in modelling writing. This book addresses these topics as well as focusing on other pertinent practice issues such as working with proficient writers, engaging disengaged writers and working with children who have EAL and SEN.

How To Write A Children s Fiction Book

How to Write A Children's Fiction Book is filled with advice and tips, from writing the story while adhering to industry standards, to editing and revising, finding a publisher, and building your author online platform.

Author: Karen Cioffi

Publisher: Writers on the Move Publishing

ISBN: 0999294911

Category:

Page: 262

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You can write your own children's book and you can get started today! How to Write A Children's Fiction Book is filled with advice and tips, from writing the story while adhering to industry standards, to editing and revising, finding a publisher, and building your author online platform.

Working Mother

Advertisement "We're looking for people to write children's books" by Alvin
Tresselt, Dean of Faculty "Writing for ... IF YOU WANT TO WRITE and see your
work published, I can't think of a better way to do it than writing books and stories
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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.

Education of Deaf Children

He could write him they would see the letters on the glove and whole sentences
by iroitation before he knew a letter . touch them when they could not use the
ordinary 21 , 695 . Just in the same way , I suppose , as a child manual alphabet .

Author: Edward Miner Gallaudet

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015001609745

Category: Deaf

Page: 261

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This 1892 volume contains a treatise on the education of deaf children.

You Can Write Children s Books Workbook

Turn your dream of writing a successful children's book into a reality &break;&break;From the author of the best-selling You Can Write Children's Books, this workbook provides you with hands-on instruction for finishing your manuscript, ...

Author: Tracey Dils

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582972486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Turn your dream of writing a successful children's book into a reality &break;&break;From the author of the best-selling You Can Write Children's Books, this workbook provides you with hands-on instruction for finishing your manuscript, preparing it for publication, and getting it published. &break;&break;Step-by-step instruction, 48 main exercises, and countless enlightening tasks will guide you through: &break;&break; Identifying a project&break; Writing and revising a manuscript&break; Researching genre and marketplace&break; Targeting publishers&break; Preparing a professional submission &break;&break;Take your writing aspirations to the next level. You Can Write Children's Books Workbook will give you the concrete instruction, experience, and inspiration you need to confidently submit your work and get it published.

The Business of Writing for Children

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.

Author: Aaron Shepard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1620355019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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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

Making Music in Montessori

When you and the children are acquainted with the melody and words, sing the
song together. 9. ... If children want to add a chordal instrument like ukulele or
autoharp to their song, they can simply write the letter name of the chord or draw
a ...

Author: Michael Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475844702

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Infused with a warm, affable tone, Making Music in Montessori is the Guide’s guide to music education, providing Montessori teachers all at once a snappy, practical handbook, music theory mentor, pedagogical manual, and resource anthology. The book’s goal: To give teachers confidence in music, so that when their children walk away from a lesson all fired up to compose their own music, their teacher will know how to guide them. Before Making Music in Montessori, teachers may have only dreamed of a classroom buzzing with children working, learning, and growing with music alongside all of the other subject areas in the Montessori curriculum. Now, it’s a reality. If children’s minds are a fertile field, then Making Music in Montessori will stir Montessori teachers of all musical backgrounds to don their overalls, roll up their sleeves, sow the musical seeds, and watch them blossom under their children’s flaming imagination.

Proceedings of the Meeting s of the American Association of Instructors of the Blind

MILLER : So far as script writing is concerned , I have been making some
experiments the past year in ... At first they will commence to run the lines into
each other ; but a blind child , with ordinarily good development so far as locality
is ...

Author: American Association of Instructors of the Blind

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112109667052

Category: Blind

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Writing for Children and Teen agers

Humor is a great leavener , so cultivate your own sense of fun and inject it into
your stories when you can . Develop enthusiasm and a sense of wonder ; to a
child the whole world is new . Nothing about it is tired , or worn , or hopeless ( for
very ...

Author: Jane Andrews Lee Hyndman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014450897

Category: Children's literature

Page: 253

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Annual Report of the Children s Aid Society

Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.). NOT TOO OLD TO LEARN . ten you . ...
DEAR Mr. Tracy – Our people are very anxious that I should write to you , so they
could hear where little Jabie saw you . They all cried after you left our house , so
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Author: Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112057259464

Category: Charities

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