The Way To Write For Children

Autore: Joan Aiken
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312200480
Grandezza: 55,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7427

Winter 1999

Writing For Children And Teens

Autore: Cynthea Liu
Editore: Pivotal Publishing
ISBN: 1605301140
Grandezza: 50,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 2117

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.

Writing For Children

Autore: Margaret Clark
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713646221
Grandezza: 36,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 784

Starting with the premise that writing for children requires no less skill than writing for anyone else, this book first explains the factors that distinguish the publishing and marketing of books for children. It goes on to explain ways of writing for different age-groups and in different genres, using examples of established children's writers to offer basic guidelines, stimulus and encouragement.

Write A Children S Book And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Autore: Lesley Pollinger
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444130676
Grandezza: 46,80 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1256

Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Writing For Children 4th Edition

Autore: Pamela Cleaver
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848036833
Grandezza: 48,79 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 4111

This new edition combines Pamela Cleaver's bestselling Writing a Children's Book with her Ideas for Children's Writers. In it you will learn about plotting and planning, beginnings, middles and endings, how to research and how to revise and how to find a publisher. There are: * Lists of attributes to help you create interesting and believable characters * Lists of plots and themes * Genres - what's hot and what's not * Locations and how much description to use * List of do's and don'ts regarding submitting manuscripts * Symbols for correcting your proofs * Tips on how to publicise your book. There is no one right way to write a children's book but if you are armed with a knowledge of certain techniques that have worked for other writers you will be more likely to succeed. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Limbering Up; 2. Plotting; 3. Story People: the Characters in Your Book; 4. Genres; 5. Where and When?; 6. Starting the Story; 7. Telling the Tale; 8. Writing for the Younger Set; 9. Happy Ever After?; 10. Research and Revision; 11. Writing a Non-Fiction Book; 12. Getting Published; 13. If Your Book is Accepted; 14. If Your Book is Rejected; Useful Information for Writing Children's Book; Index.

The Business Of Writing For Children

Autore: Aaron Shepard
ISBN: 9781620355015
Grandezza: 64,24 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7488

Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author -- or even if you're well on your way -- this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts, promoting a first book, and self publishing. Read "The Business of Writing for Children" to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "The Baker's Dozen," and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "BRAVO! I thought it had pretty much all been said, but I was wrong. All the nuts and bolts are here as well as rules that bear repeating, PLUS insights not usually found in how-to books. Clearly and concisely written, this is an invaluable resource for both beginning and more accomplished writers." -- Susan Pearson, Editor-in-Chief, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books "Aaron Shepard has written one of the most comprehensive guides available to anyone wishing to enter the competitive field of children's books. It's all here, from initial idea to successful sale, and then beyond to the essentials of contracts, promotion, and the ABCs of building a successful career. If you're starting out, start out here." -- Stephen Mooser, children's author "Here's clearly-written, no-nonsense help for children's writers by a craftsman. Every fledgling author should own this book." -- Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks "Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource. His experience-based insights into the art and business of children's writing will save beginning writers years of wasted effort -- and help published writers achieve long-term success." -- Kathleen Duey, children's author "The Business of Writing for Children is a one-stop shopping center, a complete how-to-do-it guide for the writer who wants a jump-start on looking professional even though he/she may be turning out a first book. Editors will love you if you do it Shepard's way." -- Audrey Baird, Editor, Once Upon A Time "I carry around a file folder of materials which I share with unpublished writers and illustrators. This book is so comprehensive, I plan to replace my file folder with it. Whether you are a novice or a professional, The Business of Writing for Children needs to be in your library. DON'T write a book without it!" -- Leslie Tryon, children's author/illustrator

Write For Children

Autore: Andrew Melrose
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 113452966X
Grandezza: 69,40 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8536

Writing for children is not about writing little stories, it is about writing big stories, shorter. Children's literature is an art form in its own right, and this book is for everyone who wants not just to write for children, but to write well for them. This short guide to creative writing for children is based on the author's own successful MA course. Andrew Melrose provides guidance on every aspect of the process of writing for children. He stresses the importance of 'writing for' the child and not 'writing to or at' them. Literacy and learning depend on writing and reading and it is therefore the responsibility of the writer to understand who they are writing for. The book is divided into four sections which cover all aspects of the writing process. This book goes far beyond the 'how to' format to help writers learn the finely balanced craft of writing for children. It will be an indispensable handbook for aspiring and practising children's authors.

How To Write A Children S Book

Autore: Debra Griffin
Editore: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781717977076
Grandezza: 75,18 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 1466

Writing for children is one of the most enjoyable things to do. It is fun and easy; it gives you an opportunity to touch the lives of young children and adults in a memorable way. Writing for children opens up your imagination and colors your world in a way that only creative thinking and writing can do. In this book, "How To Write A Children's Book, the author has laid out an easy to use format for writing. The great thing about this book is that it gives you the format for writing a children's book as you go. The steps in this book are cumulative allowing you to work on your book at any pace you desire. Life gets busy; so this book gives you an easy way to still have a book on the way inspite of a busy life. The author children's books can be found at I have written 10 stories and have more stored up to be written. This kit gives a format for storing information which ultimately stimulates creative

Writing For Children

Autore: Pamela Cleaver
Editore: How to Books Limited
ISBN: 9781845283308
Grandezza: 34,45 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9400

This new edition combines Pamela Cleaver's bestselling Writing a Children's Book with her Ideas for Children's Writers. In it you will learn about plotting and planning, beginnings, middles and endings, how to research and how to revise and how to find a publisher. There are: * Lists of attributes to help you create interesting and believable characters * Lists of plots and themes * Genres - what's hot and what's not * Locations and how much description to use * List of do's and don'ts regarding submitting manuscripts * Symbols for correcting your proofs * Tips on how to publicise your book. There is no one right way to write a children's book but if you are armed with a knowledge of certain techniques that have worked for other writers you will be more likely to succeed.

The Way We Write

Autore: Barbara Baker
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826491220
Grandezza: 28,15 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9778

This book is a unique collection of interviews with award-winning writers. Each writer discusses their process: why they write, whom they write for, where and how often they write, recurring themes, problems and achievements. The interviews are intimate, honest, informative and often humorous. Together they offer a fascinating insight into the experience and hard work behind successful writers. This engaging collection is sure to appeal to anyone who loves reading or has ever wanted to be a writer.

A Message To The Children

Autore: Jim Williams
Editore: Marble City Publishing
ISBN: 1908943947
Grandezza: 58,17 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 4893

Those who come after us will want to know we really lived and loved as intensely as they do. Tell them. WHO ARE YOU? WHY DO YOU ACT THE WAY THAT YOU DO? These questions capture the essential things we want to know about ourselves and explain to others. Yet so often we fail to do so. Instead many of us spend a great deal of effort researching the history of our ancestors to discover no more than the fact that they were workmen, servants and grocers of whom we can learn next to nothing. If only they had written the story of their lives! A Message to the Children is a book with a difference: an account of the author's life, a memoir to his children, a love letter to his wife, and a guide to how you, too, can write about your own life. Written in an easy and amusing style, it explains for the benefit of the non-writer such subjects as how to break the task down into manageable sections; how to exploit photographs and scrapbooks for materials; and what themes to write about. Then it applies those lessons in a way that will both touch and entertain you.Jim Williams is a Booker-nominated author of thirteen novels and two works of non-fiction.

Creative Activities For Young Children

Autore: Mary Mayesky
Editore: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428321802
Grandezza: 21,85 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 3195

Creative Activities for Young Children, 9th edition is a rare combination of an art and curriculum text, and is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced. Teachers, parents, and child-care providers will value this teaching resource that not only promotes creativity in children but also encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. It has a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area that would be encountered in an early childhood classroom, as well as up to grade 5. The sound theoretical base of the book is applied in the hundreds of practical activities provided throughout the text. This updated edition addresses national early childhood standards, more coverage on developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), in depth discussion of play and art development theories, as well as additional activities for children with special needs and more activities to meet specific learning styles. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated in this edition. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in the multicultural classrooms of today. Students will find this book to be a continual resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Helping Children To Write

Autore: Dr Ann C Browne
Editore: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446229538
Grandezza: 12,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6160

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in young children's development as writers. Its clarity and easy-flowing style not only make it a good read but would provide an invaluable support to schools that want to be more explicit in explaining their view of children's writing development to parents' - "GAEC Newsletter " Written in a clear and straightforward style which makes it immediately accessible to those for whom developmental writing is not familiar territory, but who are concerned to understand what it involves' - "Reading " This is a practical guide to implementing and sustaining a developmental approach to writing in the early years. It is intended for all those interested in the education of young children, including teachers students and governors. Beginning with a sound theoretical justification for developmental writing, the book gives practical guidance on a range of issues such as planning a writing curriculum, spelling, handwriting, assessment, bilingual writers, gender, parents and creating a writing policy. Each chapter is illustrated with examples of children s writing and reference is made to The National Curriculum documents for English.

A Charmed Life

Autore: Francis Bridger
Editore: Image
ISBN: 038550666X
Grandezza: 67,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9927

In this enlightening look at J.K. Rowling's phenomenal bestsellers, a Christian minister illuminates the powerful, positive message Harry Potter and his magical world bring to readers of all ages. Potter fever has swept the world and shows no signs of abating. The books and the recent movie have attracted millions of followers and fans, all of them eagerly awaiting the next installments. Along with the widespread enjoyment and appreciation of Harry Potter and his friendships, however, criticism of the series has also emerged. The opposition has focused on two issues; the darkness of the novels and their apparent endorsement of witchcraft and the occult. In A Charmed Life, Francis Bridger, a theologian and pastor, argues that far from promoting the dark arts, the Potter books are firmly based in Christian values, and offer valuable insights into our characters, our relationships, our priorities, and our spirituality. Taking readers on an entertaining tour of Potterworld, Bridger shows that each adventure presents new ways of expressing and exploring key spiritual issues, from the meaning of justice, to the need to confront fears, to the debilitating effects of evil. As Harry and his friends deal with one another, face their enemies, cope with their variously dysfunctional families, and experience the common problems of growing up, Bridger demonstrates, it is their intrinsic human goodness, love, and friendship--not wizardry or magic--that allows them to triumph over evil.

Writing A Children S Book

Autore: Pamela Cleaver
Editore: How To Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781857039252
Grandezza: 41,11 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9166

This guide covers the writing of picture books, plots and planning, teenage fiction and non-fiction books. The author also deals with the business side of publishing, including market research and finding a publisher.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Publishing Children S Books 3rd Edition

Autore: Harold D. Underdown
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101460806
Grandezza: 25,15 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 7361

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Reading Their Way

Autore: Dorothy J. Donat
Editore: R&L Education
ISBN: 0585455392
Grandezza: 35,84 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5978

Reading Their Way is a guide to a balanced literacy instruction program that incorporates research-based components and utilizes the best of the phonics and whole language approaches.

Children Want To Write

Autore: Thomas Newkirk
ISBN: 9780325117942
Grandezza: 45,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9220

Children Want to Write is a collection of Donald Graves most significant writings paired with video that illuminates his research and his inspiring work with teachers. See the earliest documented use of invented spelling, the earliest attempts to guide young children through a writing process, the earliest conferences. This collection allows you to see this revolutionary shift in writing instruction-with its emphasis on observation, reflection, and approaching children as writers. Heinemann is honored to have been Don's publishing partner for more than three decades and over more than a dozen books-to have watched his research and vision become not only a classroom reality but the core of our publishing philosophy. His influence is so vast that we will meet him again and again on the pages of every book and resource we publish. His spirit pervades each of our books-in the conviction that children want to write and read if given the chance; in the flourishing of the workshop model of instruction that he pioneered; and in his abiding faith in teachers' ability to make sound instructional decisions.

Writing The Four Blocks Way Grades K 6

Autore: Patricia M. Cunningham
Editore: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1604184132
Grandezza: 29,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4294

Write on! Writing the Four-Blocks(R) Way gives teachers of grades K–6 a glimpse into writing classrooms throughout the school year. This resource includes ideas for setting up a writing classroom, motivating students to write and keep writing, teaching reading through writing, supporting struggling writers, and teaching different genres. This 240-page book supports the Four-Blocks(R) Literacy Model and features lessons on editing, revising, sharing, and publishing.

How Children Learn To Write Words

Autore: Rebecca Treiman
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199907986
Grandezza: 64,88 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 147

Writing allows people to convey information to others who are remote in time and space, vastly increasing the range over which people can cooperate and the amount they can learn. Mastering the writing system of one's language is crucial for success in a modern society. This book examines how children learn to write words. It provides a theoretical framework that integrates findings from a wide range of age groups--from children who are producing their first scribbles to experienced spellers who are writing complex words. To set the stage for these discussions, early chapters of the book consider the nature of writing systems and the nature of learning itself. The following chapters review various aspects of orthographic development, including the learning of symbol shapes and punctuation. Each chapter reviews research with learners of a variety of languages and writing systems, revealing underlying similarities. Discussions of how orthography is and should be taught are incorporated into each chapter, making the book of interest to educators as well as to psychologists, cognitive scientists, and linguists. This book is unique in the range of topics and languages that it covers and the degree to which it integrates linguistic insights about the nature of writing systems with discussions of how people learn to use these systems. It is written in a scholarly yet accessible manner, making it suited for a wide audience.