Get Writing Children's Fiction

Get Writing Children's Fiction : Ideas, Tips and Exercises for Writers of Children's Fiction

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The aim of this book is to get you writing. It's full of inspiration, tips and writing exercises for anyone who wants to write children's fiction. Included are tips from other published writers, useful links and answers to questions you've always wanted to ask.Includes chapters on:Know-how: the difference between writing for children and writing for adults.How to get ideas for your stories from your family, your work and your life - and how to expand those ideas.Creating believable characters children will love reading about.Writing by the seat of your pants, or plotting? Basic things you need to know for either approach.Writing realistic dialogue.Writing the first draftHow to create 'reel them in' beginnings, sustain the pace in the middle, and write satisfying endings. How to write page-turning chapter endings; keeping continuity when writing series. Writing for the educational market.Writing a synopsis and a proposal.Submitting your work to a publisher or agent.Dealing with rejects and rewrites.Publicity and marketing. Publishing your own work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 200 x 14mm | 1,119.98g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Robinson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845285069
  • 9781845285067
  • 1,024,589

About Karen King

An experienced writing tutor and university lecturer on professional and university writing courses, Karen King has been writing children's books since the mid-eighties. She's written for many children's magazines including Sindy, Barbie, Winnie the Pooh and Thomas the Tank Engine. Some of her short stories were featured on BBC`s Playdays and her poems on the BBC One Potato, Two Potato website. She writes for all ages and in all genres: story books, picture books, plays, joke books, she's written them all! She currently tutors for The Writer's Bureau and was one of the authors of their 'Writing for Children' course and the author of their 'Write for Profit using the Internet' course. She lives in Worcester.show more

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Is your head full of children's stories? Will they make a book? The aim of this book is to get you writing. It's full of advice, inspiration, tips and writing exercises for anyone who wants to write children's fiction. In it you will learn: The do's and don'ts of writing for children Knowing the difference between writing for children and writing for adults How to write for different age groups and genres Getting ideas - and beating writer's block Creating believable characters children will really relate to Developing plots that keep your readers hooked How to present your work professionally Tips from other published writers, useful links and answers to questions you've been dying to ask If your wish is to create stories that children will want to read time and time again, start reading - and get writing!show more

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