THE MAGIC WORDS WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS

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The Magic Words Writing Great Books For Children And Young Adults

Author : Cheryl Klein
ISBN : 9780393292251
Genre : Reference
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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book. The best children’s and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction—intention, character, plot, and voice—while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book’s exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.
Category: Reference

Writing Great Books For Young Adults

Author : Regina L Brooks
ISBN : 9781402293535
Genre : Reference
File Size : 63.48 MB
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Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal
Category: Reference

Second Sight

Author : Cheryl B. Klein
ISBN : 0615420826
Genre : Children's literature
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Whether you dream of writing a book for children or young adults, or you want to take a finished manuscript to the next level, it always helps to get a fresh point of view. Try a little SECOND SIGHT.In this collection of talks, a professional editor offers insights from the other side of the publishing desk on a wide range of writerly topics:* Terrific first lines and how they got that way* What makes a strong picture book manuscript* Why the Harry Potter series was such a tremendous success* Finding the emotional heart of your story* Worksheets and checklists for building characters and bolstering plot* The Annotated Query Letter from Hell* And an Annotated Query Letter That Does It RightWith its wit, intelligence, and practical tools for analyzing and revising your work, SECOND SIGHT will be a first resource for writers of children's and young adult fiction.This book has not been endorsed or approved by J. K. Rowling or any of her publishers or representatives, and all thoughts expressed here on all matters, including the Harry Potter series, are solely my own, and should not be taken as the official opinions, intentions, or interpretations of any of the writers or publishers mentioned.
Category: Children's literature

Writing For Children And Teens

Author : Cynthea Liu
ISBN : 9781605301143
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Feeling Like A Kid

Author : Jerome Griswold
ISBN : 0801885175
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this engaging and reflective essay, Jerry Griswold examines the unique qualities of childhood experience and their reappearance as frequent themes in children’s literature. Surveying dozens of classic and popular works for the young—from Heidi and The Wizard of Oz to Beatrix Potter and Harry Potter—Griswold demonstrates how great children's writers succeed because of their uncanny ability to remember what it feels like to be a kid: playing under tables, shivering in bed on a scary night, arranging miniature worlds with toys, zooming around as caped superheroes, listening to dolls talk. No softheaded discussion of kids’ "cute" convictions nor a developmentally-focused critique of their "immature" beliefs, Feeling Like a Kid boldly and honestly identifies the ways in which the young think and see the world in a manner different from that of adults. Written by a leading scholar, prize-winning author, and frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, this extensively illustrated book will fascinate general readers as well as all those who study childhood and children's literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writing For Children Young Adults

Author : Marion Crook
ISBN : 1770402764
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The dynamic world of reading and writing has changed greatly over the past few years. Writers are pitching their ideas online, exchanging works in progress with critique partners and forming street teams to promote their work. The online community of writers is a fast-paced and often confusing place. In the publishing world today, writers need to direct online traffic to their book and stimulate sales. In addition to the tried and true advice author Marion Crook shared in earlier editions of Writing for Children and Young Adults, in this vibrant new edition, Crook explains some of the nuances and choices about the writing world online that can overwhelm writers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Irresistible Kidlit

Author : Mary Kole
ISBN : 1599635763
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers! Writing for young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) audiences isn't just "kid's stuff" anymore--it's kidlit! The YA and MG book markets are healthier and more robust than ever, and that means the competition is fiercer, too. In Writing Irresistible Kidlit, literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers and teaches you how to: Recognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing. Tailor your manuscript's tone, length, and content to your readership. Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction, in respect to characters, story ideas, plot structure and more. Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chords. Mary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations, as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market, are invaluable tools for your kidlit career. If you want the skills, techniques, and know-how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens, Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to you.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Seventh Wish

Author : Kate Messner
ISBN : 9781619633773
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Charlie feels like she's always coming in last. From her Mom's new job to her sister's life away at college, everything else always seems to be more important than Charlie's upcoming dance competition or science project. Unsure of how to get her family's attention, Charlie comes across the surprise of her life one day while ice-fishing . . . in the form of a floppy, scaly fish offering to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom. Charlie can't believe her luck until she realizes that this fish has a funny way of granting wishes, despite her best intentions. But when her family faces a challenge bigger than any they've ever experienced, Charlie wonders if some things might be too important to risk on a wish. With the same warmth and fun that readers loved in All the Answers, Kate Messner weaves fantasy into the ordinary, giving every reader the opportunity to experience a little magic.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author : Deborah Halverson
ISBN : 9780470949542
Genre : Education
File Size : 51.42 MB
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"Learn to : Develop a writing style that appeals to young readers ; Turn your ideas into a compelling manuscript through writing exercises ; Submit your novel to young adult publishers."--Cover.
Category: Education

Wings

Author : Cheryl B. Klein
ISBN : 1534405100
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 62.95 MB
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Debut picture book author Cheryl B. Klein and Caldecott Honor winner Tomie dePaola sweetly capture a baby bird’s journey to first flight. Wings! Clings. Flings… With a cleverly simple rhyme and playful, vibrant artwork, Cheryl B. Klein and Tomie dePaola lovingly paint the picture of a baby bird’s first flight—overcoming stings and dings along the way to soar triumphantly.
Category: Juvenile Fiction