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Writing Children's Fiction A Writers' and Artists' Companion,9781408156872

Writing Children's Fiction A Writers' and Artists' Companion

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/26/2013
Publisher(s): A&C Black
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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.

Author Biography

Yvonne Coppard’s many novels for children include Bully and Not Dressed Like That, You Don’t! She also writes non-fiction for children and adults. A former teacher, Yvonne was for some years a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow and has extensive experience in teaching creative writing in educational and community settings.

Linda Newbery, winner of the Costa Children’s Book Prize for her young adult novel Set in Stone, writes for young readers of all ages. Her more than forty titles include The Shell House, Lob, Nevermore, Catcall and The Sandfather. She has wide experience of tutoring writing workshops for children, teenagers and adults.

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