Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion - Writers' and Artists' Companions (Paperback)
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Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion - Writers' and Artists' Companions (Paperback)

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Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408156872
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 263 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


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...filled to the brim with so many new insights and hidden ancient wisdom about writing that I myself will be reaching for its guidance and its pleasures. * David Fickling *
The trouble with a book like Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion, is that it makes someone like me believe that they can write a children's book. It is that good, and it is above all, that inspiring... Linda Newbery and Yvonne Coppard provide loads of good advice for the budding author, based on how they themselves go about writing...Along with their own tried and tested methods, they have invited the cream of British children's authors to share their thoughts on what to do. Or not to do... There are so many tips, not to mention inspirational tales in Writing Children's Fiction... Anne Fine, who has written the foreword, wishes she had had access to this kind of guide when she began, instead of doing it the hard way. * Bookwitch *
Coppard and Newbery give us a lively, informed, encouraging and timely 'companion' that combines the practical and the inspirational. -- Jan Lee * The Oxford Times *

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“PS ”

Apols to Linda Newbery for the typo in my review just posted!

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“Sound advice let down by a poor choice of font”

There are numerous books on how to write for children and this is one of the better ones. A lot of information is packed into 250 pages. Yvonne Coppard and Linda Newbury provide thoughtful analysis of plot structure,... More

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