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Picture Book Maker [electronic resource] : The Art Of The Children'S Picture Book Writer And Illustrator by Knight, Karenanne.;
Cover ; Contents ; Introduction ; 1 The picture book ; 2 Characters and characterization ; 3 Location, situation and settings ; 4 The plot and sub-plot ; 5 Fusing text and image ; 6 The illustration process ; 7 Writing and illustrating for the educational market ; 8 Story and transfiguration ; 9 Story devices, techniques and editing ; 10 Looking at picture storybooks ; 11 Approaching a publisher or agent ; Bibliography ; Index
Subjects: Electronic books.; Picture books for children -- Authorship.;
© 2014., Institute of Education Press,
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Make Your Own Picture Stories for Kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) [electronic resource] : A DIY Guide for Parents and Carers by Attwood, Brian.;
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1; The Answer Lies in Your Hands; Chapter 2; It's Easier Than You Think; Chapter 3 ; Stick Your Toe in the Water; Chapter 4; Words Are Pictures Too; Chapter 5; From Single Image to Story; Chapter 6; Here's Some I Made Earlier; Chapter 7; Over to You; Chapter 8; Against the Clock; Chapter 9; Not the End but Perhaps the End of the Beginning; _GoBackEver wanted to create a picture story to help your ASD kid get through a difficult situation, but let your lack of artistic skills hold you back? That won't be a problem anymore, with this step-by-step guide to creating simple picture stories that can be adapted for absolutely any situation, whether at home, in the classroom, or on-the-go.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Autistic children -- Behavior modification.; Narrative therapy; Parents of autistic children; Picture books for children -- Authorship.;
© 2015., Jessica Kingsley Publishers,
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2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market [electronic resource]. by Sambuchino, Chuck(SAGE)2012575;
Cover; Copyright; Contents; From The Editor; How To Use CWIM; Quick Tips For Writers & Illustrators; Before Your First Sale; Running Your Business; Agents Tell All; Voice In Teen Fiction; Writing Nonfiction; How To Give A Good Speech; The State of Young Adult Books; Supplement Your Writing Income; Writing For Magazines; Working With Co-Writers; A Look At The Future of Books; Crafting A Query; Synopsis Workshop; Conferences; Rising Stars; M.T. Anderson; Meg Cabot; Ally Carter; Becca Fitzpatrick; Maggie Stiefvater; Cheryl Klein; Wendy Toliver; James Dashner; First Books; Amy Krouse RosenthalBook PublishersCanadian & International Book Publishers; Magazines; Agents & Art Reps; Clubs & Organizations; Conferences & Workshops; Contests, Awards & Grants; Glossary; Subject Index; Editor Names IndexNew and reinvented for 2012!With more than 200+ pages of articles on topics like setting, characters, picture book pacing, group online promotion and blogging, this updated edition of the classic CWIM provides more education, instruction and guidance for getting published than ever before-- while maintaining the same number of market listings to which readers can submit work! In this book readers will find more agent and author interviews than ever before. Readers will also find an exclusive webinar that explains how the process of getting a children's book published works--whether you're an a
Subjects: Electronic books.; Children's literature -- Authorship.; Children's literature -- Illustrations -- Technique.; Children's literature -- Illustrations.; Illustration of books;
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Writing Children's Books For Dummies [electronic resource]. by Rojany-Buccieri, Lisa(SAGE)1856954; Economy, Peter(SAGE)1836955;
Writing Children's Books For Dummies; About the Authors; Dedication; Authors' Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; What You're Not to Read; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: The ABCs of Writing for Children; Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics of Writing Children's Books; Knowing Your Format and Audience; Getting into a Good Writing Zone; Transforming Yourself into a Storyteller; Polishing Your Gem and Getting It Ready to SendSelling Your StoryPromoting Your Book; Chapter 2: Delving into Children's BookFormats and Genres; Understanding Children's Book Categories and Formats; Baby and Toddler Friendly: Books with Pictures; Working through Books with Lots of Words; Exploring the Genres; Chapter 3: Understanding the Children's Book Market; Getting Insight into Book Buyers; Recognizing What Reviewers Offer; Discovering What Librarians Add to the Mix; Taking a Look at Teachers; Considering Parents' Perspectives; Thinking Like a Kid; Part II: Immersing Yourself in the Writing ProcessChapter 4: Setting Up Your WorkspaceFinding Time to Write; Optimizing Your Writing Environment; Chapter 5: Starting with a Great Idea; Once Upon a Time: Coming Up with an Idea; Stumped? Break through with Brainstorming; Fighting Writer's Block; Chapter 6: Researching Your Audience and Subject; Hanging Out with Kids; Dipping into Popular Culture; Researching Your Nonfiction Topic; Part III: Creating a Spellbinding Story; Chapter 7: Creating Compelling Characters; The Secret Formula for an Exceptional Main Character; Getting to Know Your Characters through Dialogue; Making a Character BibleWriting Stories with Two or More Main CharactersChoosing Supporting Characters; Calling All Character Arcs; Character Don'ts - and How to Avoid Them; Developing Characters through Writing Exercises; Chapter 8: The Plot Thickens: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution; Remembering That It's All about Action; Centering on the Story; Making Sure You Have a Beginning, Middle, and End; Using Drama and Pacing to Propel Your Story Forward; Outlining Tools to Structure Your Plot; Preventing Plot Problems; Writing Your First Draft; Chapter 9: Can We Talk? Writing Dialogue; The Fundamentals of Good DialogueListening to Real-World DialogueAdding a Speech Section to Your Character Bible; Reading It Out Loud; Divulging Common Dialogue Mistakes; Improving Dialogue by Using Writing Exercises; Chapter 10: Setting the Scene; Giving Context to Your Story and Its Characters with Scenery; Creating a Context Bible; Knowing When to Include Scenery and Context; Providing the Right Amount of Setting; Engaging Your Readers' Senses; Knowing When Not to Make a Scene; Exercising Your Nose with a Smellography; Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice: Point of View and Tone; Building a Solid Point of ViewHaving Fun with Words through Wordplay, Rhyming, and RhythmEverything 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, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know-from researching the current mar
Subjects: Electronic books.; Childrens literature -- Authorship.;
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Sharon Creech [electronic resource]. by Baptiste, Tracey(SAGE)1567918;
Cover; Contents; Foreword; 1: Wandering Through Books; 2: The Journey Begins; 3: Traveling to Far-off Lands; 4: Becoming a Writer; 5: Suddenly Famous; 6: Creech's Beloved Books; 7: Print, Stage, and Film; 8: Words She Says; Chronology; Notes; Works by Sharon Creech; Popular Books; Popular Characters; Major Awards; Bibliography; Further Reading; Picture Credits; Index; About the ContributorSharon Creech is the Newbery-winning author of Walk Two Moons, which was her second book for children and her fourth published book. Since winning the prestigious award in 1995, she has become a beloved young adult author, sought out by librarians, teachers, parents, and kids. Creech has also gone on to win other awards, including the Carnegie Medal, a children's literature award that is typically presented to British authors in the United Kingdom, making her the first American author to win it. Creech has lived in the United States, England, Switzerland, and Italy, and her travels have added
Subjects: Electronic books.; Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; Creech, Sharon -- Juvenile literature.; Young adult fiction -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.;
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2015 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market [electronic resource] : The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published by Sambuchino, Chuck.(SAGE)2012575; Underdown, Harold.;
Key to Icons & Abbreviations; Title Page; Contents; From the Editor; Getting Started; How To Use Cwim; Quick Tips for Writers & Illustrators; Before Your First Sale; Running Your Business; Articles; Middle Grade VS. Young Adult; Sell Your Picture Book; Series Characters for Young Readers; Writing About Sensitive Topics; Crafting A Query; Writing for Boys (And Other "Reluctant Readers"); Talking Craft in Young Adult; Your Web Presence; Nothing but The Truth: Writing & Selling Nonfiction; Make Them Care About Character; Interviews; Kathy Appelt; Loren Long; James Dashner; Red Fox RoundupLauren DestefanoJane Yolen; Sherri Duskey Rinker; Annie Barrows; Cinda Williams Chima; Debbie Dadey; Laura Resau; First Books: Debut Authors; Debut Illustrators; Resources; New Agent Spotlights; Glossary of Industry Terms; Markets and More; Book Publishers; Canadian & International Book Publishers; Magazines; Agents & Art Reps; Clubs & Organizations; Conferences & Workshops; Contests, Awards & Grants; Indexes; Subject Index; Editor and Agent Names Index; Age-Level Index; Photography Index; Illustration Index; General Index; Copyright The most trusted guide to the world of children''s publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children''s Writer''s & Illustrator''s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you''ll find more than 500 listings for children''s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You''ll
Subjects: Electronic books.; Authorship -- Marketing.; Periodicals -- Directories.; Publishers and publishing -- Directories.;
© 2014., F+W Media,
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Jacqueline Wilson [electronic resource]. by Todd, Anne M.(SAGE)1547439; Bankston, John.;
Cover; Contents; Foreword; 1: Teenage Dropout; 2: A Brief Time in Bath; 3: Finding the Words; 4: Magazine Work; 5: Criminal Decisions; 6: A New Career; 7: Household Name; 8: Conquering America; Chronology; Notes; Works by Jacqueline Wilson; Popular Books; Popular Characters; Major Awards; Bibliography; Further Reading; Picture Credits; Index; About the ContributorWhen Jacqueline Wilson was 16, she dropped out of school, a choice that could have been devastating. Instead, she soon began writing for a teen magazine named Jackie. Married with a daughter before she turned 21, Wilson wrote crime fiction to help pay the bills. It would be years before she fulfilled her dream and authored a book for young people. After writing two books a year for more than a decade, she penned her first bestseller, The Story of Tracy Beaker, which depicted a 10-year-old writer who dreamed of the perfect family. Today, Wilson's books have sold more than 25 million copies worl
Subjects: Electronic books.; Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; Childrens stories -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.; Wilson, Jacqueline -- Juvenile literature.;
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Louis Sachar. by Wolny, Philip(DLC)1556389; Green, Meg.(DLC)1548025;
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Content -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: From Teacher to Lawyer to Writer -- Chapter 2: A Writer Finds His Voice -- Chapter 3: A Rising Star of Kids' Fiction -- Chapter 4: Holes -- Chapter 5: A Writer at Work -- Face Sheet -- Critical Reviews -- Timeline -- Glossary -- For More Information -- For Further Reading -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover.Even before the revolution in young adult literature and fiction of the past decades, Louis Sachar was an A-lister and luminary for young readers. This title delves into his origins and his rise to full-time author. It reveals the stories behind his beloved titles, including his early beginnings with the Wayside School series through to his breakthrough with Holes in 1998, later made into a major motion picture. This biography of the National Book Award- and Newbery Medal-winning author is sure to inspire both casual YA fiction fans and aspiring writers alike.Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Authors, American-20th century-Biography-Juvenile literature.; Children's literature-Authorship-Juvenile literature.; Sachar, Louis,-1954--Juvenile literature.;
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Use Your Words : A Writing Guide for Mothers. by Hopper, Kate.(DLC)1598407; Edelman, Hope.(DLC)1866630;
Title Page -- Praise -- Dedication -- Epigraph -- Foreword -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 - GETTING STARTED -- PUTTING PEN TO PAPER-APPROACHING THE WRITING EXERCISES -- CHAPTER 2 - CREATIVE NONFICTION AND MOTHERHOOD -- WRITING AS AN ACT OF DISCOVERY -- YOUR VERSION OF THE TRUTH -- CHAPTER 3 - MOTHERHOOD MYTHS AND MODELS -- FORGIVING OUR MOTHERS -- PERHAPSING -- CHAPTER 4 - OUR CHILDREN AS CHARACTERS: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT -- CHAPTER 5 - VOICE IN CREATIVE NONFICTION -- CHAPTER 6 - USING HUMOR AS A TOOL -- SARCASM -- CHAPTER 7 - MOTHER FEAR -- CHAPTER 8 - WRITING THE HARD STUFF -- VOICE -- TENSE -- CHAPTER 9 - WHERE IS YOUR MIND?: REFLECTION IN CREATIVE NONFICTION -- PLACE AND REFLECTION -- WHAT SHAPES US: REFLECTION AND MOTHERHOOD -- CHAPTER 10 - OUR PARENTING PARTNERS -- CHAPTER 11 - STRUCTURE: HOW TO PUT IT TOGETHER -- SECTIONING -- COLLAGE -- CHAPTER 12 - RE-VISIONING YOUR WRITING -- BIG-PICTURE REVISION -- REVISING CRAFT -- MY COMMENTS TO ALEXIS: -- CUTTING IN REVISION -- TAKE YOUR TIME -- CHAPTER 13 - PUBLISHING: FROM BLOGS TO BOOKS -- WRITING ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN -- HOW TO "GET OUT THERE" -- BLOGGING -- SUBMITTING TO JOURNALS -- REJECTION -- PITCHING BOOKS -- FINDING AN AGENT OR EDITOR -- PATIENCE -- CHAPTER 14 - KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING -- APPENDIX -- Acknowledgments -- ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- TO OUR READERS -- Copyright Page.USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers' own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the "hard stuff," reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate's style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: "Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to theworld. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.".Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative nonfiction.; Creative writing.; Motherhood.; Mothers -- Authorship.; Parenting.;
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