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The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults

Author: Cheryl B Klein
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 a 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl B Klein
ISBN: 9780393292244 039329224X
OCLC Number: 937452558
Description: 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Clarity and connection: Principles of good writing --
Experience and emotion: Ages in children's and YA literature --
Proficiency and practice: Using and developing your gifts --
Promise and premise: Crafting a strong story concept --
Effort and flow: How to write a novel --
Intention and invention: Identifying your points --
Identity and choice: Creating multidimensional characters --
Interest and change: Building bonds between readers and your characters --
Power and attention: Writing outside your own groundwork --
Structure and sensibility: The power of plot --
Obstacles and negotiation: Seven ways of looking at a scene --
Movement and momentum: Controlling your pace and prosody --
Person and personality: Fundamentals of voice --
Teases and trust: What makes a good first chapter --
Worlds and wonders: Writing speculative fiction --
Perspective and polishing: Considering Charlotte Keene --
Vision and revision: Twenty techniques --
Love and/or money: Publishing your book.
Responsibility: Cheryl B. Klein.

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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.  Read more...

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