Writing Kidlit 102: Your First Draft

Writing Kidlit 102: Your First Draft

Writing Kidlit 102: Your First Draft

Writing Kidlit 102: Your First Draft

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Overview

Writing a book for children or young adults - no matter how long or short - is a challenge. Sure, you could just sit down and let the words flow. But the reality is - except for a lucky few - first drafts rarely happen that way. Co-authors Coe and Malone know - and you know - there's no "one way" to write a picture book or novel. That's where Writing Kidlit 102: Your First Draft comes in. This book will help get that story out of your heart and onto the page. On your terms. In your time. In the way that works for you.

Coe and Malone also give you tools to combat the mental challenges that stalk the writing process. Think: Motivational activities to overcome fears, tips to catch you up if you're behind, and strategies to push you forward if you're blocked. Because who doesn't need a little help holding yourself accountable? Kicking writer's block to the curb? Calling out your procrastinating self? (Are you raising your hand?)

So if you're ready to call yourself a writer and banish the word "aspiring," you've come to the right place.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798987666524
Publisher: Write on Productions
Publication date: 04/09/2024
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Fleischman Honor Award winner Victoria J. Coe is the author of numerous books for children, including the uber-popular Fenway and Hattie series from Putnam Young Readers. A sought-after workshop presenter on POV and perspective, she created and taught a highly regarded writing course at the Cambridge Center in Harvard Square for 3 years, where she first became known for the practical "Tips and Tricks" that she now regularly shares on social media. She and her husband live in Boston & Duxbury, MA. Visit her at victoriajcoe.com or online @victoriajcoe.

Cheryl Lawton Malone earned her MFA in Creative Writing for Young People from Lesley University, and went on to author acclaimed picture books, including Dario and the Whale from Albert Whitman & Co. A former teacher of Writing for Children on the college and continuing education level, Cheryl is an in-demand manuscript consultant at Grub Street Boston. She lives with her husband in Newton & Martha's Vineyard, MA. Connect with her at cheryllawtonmalone.com or on twitter @MaloneLawton.
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