A New Approach to Writing for Kids and Teens
By Anastasia Suen
Successful children's writing demands the ability to create vivid images with just a few words. This hands-on guide gives writers the tools they need to craft evocative characters, settings and plots fueled by the power of description.
Success lies in the careful selection of every word, image and phrase. Using this principle as her primary guideline, Suen shows writers new and better ways to write for children. Lessons, examples and exercises throughout each chapter focus on:
Selecting the right children's book type and genre
Optimizing the five senses to create powerful descriptions
Crafting vibrant settings and dynamic characters
Editing and revising for better writing
Preparing a proposal to market your work successfully
This guide is ideal for all children's book writers. Beginners will learn how to develop a strong body of material with which to work, while more experienced writers will benefit by examining their work using these proven writing principles.
Anastasia Suen is the author of more than 50 books for children. Among other awards and honors, her book Window Music was a Time magazine Best Children's Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She teaches courses on children's literature at Southern Methodist University and lives in Plano, Texas.