Writing Children s Books For Dummies

Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118460023
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.

How to Write a Children s Book

ISBN: 1944743022
Release Date: 2016-02-15

Tips on how to write and publish a book for kids or advice on writing children's books from the Institute for Writers and the associated Institute of Children's Literature, the experts who've taught over 404,000 students how to write a book for kids and get published.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Author: Maggie Hamand
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119992448
Release Date: 2010-11-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

How to Write a Children s Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118045879
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

The Everything Guide to Writing Children s Books

Author: Luke Wallin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440505508
Release Date: 2010-12-18
Genre: Reference

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470585238
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Education

A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction for Dummies: Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.

Children s Writer s Word Book

Author: Alijandra Mogilner
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976884
Release Date: 2006-07-12
Genre: Reference

In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids, and saves you valuable research time by putting all the information you need in one volume. You'll find: Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade) A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word usage, and themes at each reading level A thorough explanation of guidelines for national standards on reading This new edition also addresses important timely topics of the day, such as disability issues and sensitivity to race, religion, and culture. Other new additions relate to divorce, the concept of death, space exploration, the internet, fantasy and science fiction, ethnic and cultural pride, and much more. With Children's Writer's Word Book, 2nd edition, you can rest assured you'll be able to address your young audience with a vocabulary and style they'll understand and enjoy—and improve your chances with children's publishers.

Writing with Pictures

Author: Uri Shulevitz
ISBN: 0823059359
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Art

Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell take the artist's perception of light to new heights in Intuitive Light by breaking down the science of light into basic, easy-to-understand concepts. They explore such areas as perceiving and interpreting the visual world, reality and illusion, mood and atmosphere. Each of the book's four parts is written so that you can read it from beginning to end or focus on specific topics. Either way, you gain a complete understanding of the subject.

Writing and Illustrating Children s Books for Publication

Author: Berthe Amoss
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582973539
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A revised tenth anniversary edition blends encouraging advice with hands-on activity recommendations, in a guide for prospective writers that features literary exercises, checklists, targeted reading lists, updated case histories, online research lists, and submissions information.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118092903
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Reference

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Writing Picture Books

Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1582975566
Release Date: 2009-06-02
Genre: Reference

Writers will learn the writing and revision process that will lead them to creating more salable picture book manuscripts. It covers researching the picture books market, creating characters, point of view, plotting, tips on writing rhyme and more, all the lessons writers need to write great and appealing picture books.

Illustrating Children s Books

Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741143152
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Illustrated books

A unique book for art students and creatively minded beginners who want to learn how to target their drawing and painting skills to the ever-expanding children s book market.