Get Started in Writing for Children: Teach Yourself
How to write entertaining, colourful and compelling books for children
By Lisa Bullard
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION FOR YOUNG READERS.
A comprehensive and smart guide to writing book and stories for children, written to help new writers find confidence, inspiration and creativity. Featuring practical tips, exercises and expert advice on how to understand the genre and improve your writing skills.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE COMPELLING STORIES FOR CHILDREN.
Get Started in Writing for Children will help you at the very beginning of the creative journey to gain confidence and find inspiration, and then support you in the completion of your first piece of children's literature, whether it's a picture book, a middle-grade story or a young adult novel. Each chapter includes a central writing exercise and four shorter ones, while key quotes, key ideas and focus points will be clearly signposted and will summarise important concepts and advice. At the heart of each chapter is the 'Workshop', a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children. In addition to coverage of the key categories and their conventions, this book includes substantial information on getting established in the writing community, gathering a fan base and pitching your work to publishers.
What are you waiting for? This book has all you need to get started.
Lisa Bullard is a Minneaopolis-based children's book writer with over 60 published books, ranging from picture books to chapter books to nonfiction titles. Her work has won numerous awards, including those from Teacher's Choice and the Children's Book Council. She is also a well-known and popular creative writing teacher and mentor, running courses at The Loft, one of America's most prestigious and successful creative writing centres.
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27 Jun 2014
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