Writing For Children And Teens

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605301143
  • Publisher: Pivotal Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 497,448
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthea Liu left a career as a technology consultant to become a full-fledged children's book writer, proving that anyone, no matter how inexperienced, can write for children if one has the drive and the patience to learn. She obtained a literary agent within her first year as a writer and sold two novels soon after at auction to the Penguin Group. Her third book sold to Penguin on proposal. Cynthea currently lives in Chicago with her husband, her baby girl, and her rabbit Snoop.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

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    The biggest AH HA for me was when the author mentioned the main character in a story needs to solve his/her own problem, not the adult. In my rough draft the mommy was solving the problem!! Not anymore, my main character flew off the page at me when I empowered HER to solve her own problem. Amazing. Thanks for this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2010

    Save your money

    I give this book one star because no stars isn't an option. I once saw a Monty Python where they lampooned "How-To." guides. In it a guy (John Cleese) told you how to play a flute. It went something like this:

    You blow in here and move your fingers up and down here. Now you know how to play a flute.

    This book is the equivalent to that. If you've ever thought about writing, you already know everything in this book. But even if you're just starting out, the book is too general to be of any use.

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