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The Resource The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults, Cheryl B. Klein

The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults, Cheryl B. Klein

Label
The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults
Title
The magic words
Title remainder
writing great books for children and young adults
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl B. Klein
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The best children's and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on a practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction -- intention, character, plot, and voice -- while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book's exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Cheryl B.
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
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  • Children's literature
  • Young adult fiction
Label
The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults, Cheryl B. Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarity and connection: Principles of good writing -- Experience and emotion: Ages in children's and YA literature -- Proficiency and practice: Using and developing your gifts -- Promise and premise: Crafting a strong story concept -- Effort and flow: How to write a novel -- Intention and invention: Identifying your points -- Identity and choice: Creating multidimensional characters -- Interest and change: Building bonds between readers and your characters -- Power and attention: Writing outside your own groundwork -- Structure and sensibility: The power of plot -- Obstacles and negotiation: Seven ways of looking at a scene -- Movement and momentum: Controlling your pace and prosody -- Person and personality: Fundamentals of voice -- Teases and trust: What makes a good first chapter -- Worlds and wonders: Writing speculative fiction -- Perspective and polishing: Considering Charlotte Keene -- Vision and revision: Twenty techniques -- Love and/or money: Publishing your book
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393292244
Lccn
2016014423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452558
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452558
Label
The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults, Cheryl B. Klein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Clarity and connection: Principles of good writing -- Experience and emotion: Ages in children's and YA literature -- Proficiency and practice: Using and developing your gifts -- Promise and premise: Crafting a strong story concept -- Effort and flow: How to write a novel -- Intention and invention: Identifying your points -- Identity and choice: Creating multidimensional characters -- Interest and change: Building bonds between readers and your characters -- Power and attention: Writing outside your own groundwork -- Structure and sensibility: The power of plot -- Obstacles and negotiation: Seven ways of looking at a scene -- Movement and momentum: Controlling your pace and prosody -- Person and personality: Fundamentals of voice -- Teases and trust: What makes a good first chapter -- Worlds and wonders: Writing speculative fiction -- Perspective and polishing: Considering Charlotte Keene -- Vision and revision: Twenty techniques -- Love and/or money: Publishing your book
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393292244
Lccn
2016014423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)937452558
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452558

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