Get Started in Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book

Get Started in Writing and Illustrating a Children's Book

by Lucy Courtenay


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781473611849
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Series: Get Started in Writing Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lucy Courtenay has been writing children's fiction for over fifteen years. She's written for a number of high profile series for children of all ages. She is also a freelance editor of children's fiction, and a literary consultant and reviewer.

Table of Contents

About the author ix

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction xi

1 Starting out 2

2 Be like your readers 16

3 Finding ideas 30

4 Genre 48

5 Picture books 64

6 Illustrated fiction 82

7 Character 98

8 Plotting 116

9 Setting the scene 140

10 Voice 158

11 Grammar 172

12 Dialogue 184

13 Editing 196

14 Beyond the book 210

Index 219

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