Aiken, Joan The Way to Write For Children

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The Way to Write For Children

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In THE WAY TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN Joan Aiken gives practical advice to authors, offering where to look for inspiration and analysing what makes the best-loved books so successful, this is the essential work for aspiring authors. Discover: * How to create characters * The skills of plotting, narrative and storytelling * The value of rhythm in prose * How to make exciting use of your ideas * Which themes and ideas have potential

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"Hopeful authors exploring 'the way to write for children' could ask for no finer guide than Joan Aiken."--Lloyd Alexander, Newbery Award winner "Joan Aiken has a very clear and unique voice which she brings to the Matter of Children's Books. Any writer who wants to learn the business--of writing--can learn much here."--Jane Yolen, Caldecott Medal and Skylark winner ""The Way to Write for Children" is unquestionably bound to become the definitive practical guide for anyone wanting to enter a genre that looks so easy and turns out to be such a mine field for the unwary. But what I cherish in the book is Joan Aiken's passion . . . Whether or not you hope to write for children, this is a book for the permanent shelf of every thoughtful writer."--Peter S. Beagle, author of "The Last Unicorn "and "The Innkeeper's Song "

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Do you want to write about children or for them? Who will your readers be? Why do people write for children? What is the basic difference between writing for children and writing for adults? These are some of the questions which Joan Aiken sets out to ask, and answer, in this book.

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