Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Talking Books is a collection of interviews with some of the most important and influential of contemporary children's writers

These writers talk about the joys and challenges, rewards and demands of the craft, creativity and process of writing for children. A fascinating insight into writers' minds, the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in children's books and in helping children to make the most of them.

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Talking Books: Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing

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Overview

Talking Books is a collection of interviews with some of the most important and influential of contemporary children's writers

These writers talk about the joys and challenges, rewards and demands of the craft, creativity and process of writing for children. A fascinating insight into writers' minds, the book will appeal to anyone with an interest in children's books and in helping children to make the most of them.

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Carter teaches both creative writing and children's literature at Reading University, UK. Here he interviews at length 13 British children's book authors: Neil Ardley, Ian Beck, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Terry Deary, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Brian Moses, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson, and Benjamin Zephaniah. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134649631
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 13 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Talking about this book ix
Acknowledgements xiii
1
'The Lost Angels'
'Readathon Sleepathon'
specialist subject - compiling anthologies
19
'Civil Lies'
Specialist subject - performing poetry
40
Peter and the Wolf
Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs
Specialist subject - illustrating text
70
The Way Things Work
Eyewitness Guide No. 12: Music
Specialist subject - working with editors
88
Bloody Scotland
Shakespeare Stories
Specialist subject - series publishing
113
The Piemakers
Specialist subject - writing for television: Lizzie Dripping, Moondial, The Demon Headmaster
130
The Demon Headmaster
Wolf
Specialist subject - libraries
145
Dear Nobody
The Snake-stone
Specialist subject - writing books in school
162
Mouse Party
Specialist subject - writing for different ages
178
Clockwork
His Dark Materials 1: Northern Lights
Specialist subject - working with illustrators
196
Blood Sinister (Point Horror)
Specialist subject - writing horror and the horror phenomenon
218
The Blue Horse
Specialist subject - methods of research
232
Double Act
The Suitcase Kid
Specialist subject - working with Nick Sharratt
A miscellany of information on children's books: advice on author visits
Advice for adults on writing for children
Annual book events and festivals
Competitions - children's own writing
Competitions - adults writing for children
Information centres and children's book organisations
MA courses in Children's Literature
Magazines and journals
Northern Children's Book Festival
'Readathon'
Reference texts and further reading
Websites
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