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Writing children's books for dummies

Author: Lisa Rojany-Buccieri; Peter Economy
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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 But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer-armed with a good story idea and a love of kids-to write, sell, publish, and promote a book?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,  Read more...
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Rojany-Buccieri, Lisa.
Writing children's books for dummies.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], 2013
(OCoLC)812072069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rojany-Buccieri; Peter Economy
ISBN: 9781118460030 1118460030 9781118460023 1118460022
OCLC Number: 820009861
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction 1 Part I: The ABCs of Writing for Children 5 Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics of Writing Children s Books 7 Chapter 2: Delving into Children s Book Formats and Genres 13 Chapter 3: Understanding the Children s Book Market 49 Part II: Immersing Yourself in the Writing Process 65 Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace 67 Chapter 5: Starting with a Great Idea 73 Chapter 6: Researching Your Audience and Subject 89 Part III: Creating a Spellbinding Story 107 Chapter 7: Creating Compelling Characters 109 Chapter 8: The Plot Thickens: Confl ict, Climax, and Resolution 131 Chapter 9: Can We Talk? Writing Dialogue 143 Chapter 10: Setting the Scene 157 Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice: Point of View and Tone 169 Chapter 12: Writing Creative Nonfi ction Books 189 Part IV: Making Your Story Sparkle 205 Chapter 13: Editing and Formatting Your Way to a Happy Ending 207 Chapter 14: Creating Pictures from Your Words: The World of Illustrations 233 Chapter 15: Finding Feedback and Encouragement 249 Part V: Getting Published and Promoting Your Book 265 Chapter 16: Getting an Agent to Represent You 267 Chapter 17: Finding the Perfect Publisher and Signing a Contract 283 Chapter 18: So You Want to Self-Publish? 299 Chapter 19: Donning Your Publicity Cap 313 Chapter 20: Getting Savvy with Social Media 327 Part VI: The Part of Tens 341 Chapter 21: More Than Ten Great Sources for Storylines 343 Chapter 22: Ten Recognitions Children s Authors Dream of Receiving 351 Index 353
Responsibility: Lisa Rojany Buccieri and Peter Economy.

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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.  Read more...

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