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 But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book?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 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!

Zing Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

Author: Pat Mora
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412978392
Release Date: 2010-03-30
Genre: Education

Evocatively written in the form of letters, this guide offers seven powerful practices and corresponding activities for cultivating your own creativity and that of all your students.

Writing for Children and Teens

Author: Cynthea Liu
Publisher: Pivotal Publishing
ISBN: 9781605301143
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive, current, and detailed writing course designed specifically for writing children and teen books, written by an author who is in the field today. WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASH COURSE is a ten-step course that relays all the nitty-gritty details of the business, beginning with how to evaluate your book idea all the way to pitching your book to editors and agents. Within each step, you'll find clear and specific information covering topics such as the children's book market, manuscript format, revision tips, finding the right agent or publisher, submission etiquette, and common faux pas writers make. This book will even tell you what kind of paper you should use and exactly how you should write your letters to editors and agents. Bonus materials include templates for all of your submission needs as well as examples of real-life editorial letters sent to authors from editors today. You will get a complete inside peak to the children's fiction writing market for those who want to write picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle grade or teen novels.

How to Write a Children s Book

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 1944743022
Release Date: 2016-02-15
Genre:

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.

The Giblin Guide to Writing Children s Books

Author: James Cross Giblin
Publisher: Writer's Bookstore
ISBN: 1889715263
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides a clear, step-by step map for achieving sucess in each of the three major book-writing fields for children--fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Children s Books

Author: Harold D. Underdown
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592577504
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

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

Yes You Can Learn How to Write Children s Books Get Them Published and Build a Successful Writing Career

Author: Nancy I. Sanders
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1481176528
Release Date: 2013-08-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this ground-breaking book, bestselling and award-winning children's author Nancy I. Sanders shares insider's tips and explains the secrets to landing a contract BEFORE you write your manuscript--even if you're an inexperienced or unpublished children's writer. Whether you're just starting out or have numerous published credits to your name, Nancy teaches you how to manage your time and focus your energies so that you are writing each day with purpose in order to get published, earn an income, and satisfy your personal fulfillment as a writer. Follow Nancy's step-by-step instructions, and you, too, can establish the foundation for building a successful career as a children's writer. Yes! You Can.

Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies UK

Author: George Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118910443
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Education

Learn to: Craft a winning manuscript Troubleshoot and edit your work Prepare your manuscript for publication Find a good agent to represent you Negotiate the best possible deal Turn your aspiration into reality with this completely updated guide If you’ve always wanted to write that great novel, but never knew where to start, look no further! With a published author advising you on how to write well and a literary agent providing insight into getting a publishing deal, this updated guide gives you the inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction-publishing industry. Taking you step by step from concept to contract, this book provides the tools you need to tell your story with skill and approach agents and publishers with confidence. Dive in — check out how to combine your natural talent with the writing techniques used by successful authors Establish a firm foundation — construct your basic story, plot and structure Examine the key elements — create characters, develop dialogue, explore relationships and insert conflict Fine-tune and finish up — discover tips on adding detail, creativity and flair while bringing your work to a close Get published — take the next step by weighing up your publishing options, working with agents and negotiating deals Find out more — check out additional advice, like the most common mistakes you need to avoid, and tips from published authors Open the book and find: Tips for getting started Creative ways to develop plots, storylines, characters and dialogue The seven basic stories and how to put them to work Tricks for crafting a great ending to your novel How to prepare your manuscript for editing and publishing The lowdown on the business side of publishing

Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Ann Whitford Paul
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1440353751
Release Date: 2018-07-03
Genre:

Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.

Writing with Pictures

Author: Uri Shulevitz
Publisher:
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 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.