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About the author:
Karen Cioffi is an award-winning children's author, ghostwriter, and editor. Her middle-grade fantasy adventure, "Walking Through Walls" was honored with the Children's Literary Classics 2012 Silver Award.
She has a picture book series in contract and in addition to her own writing, Cioffi has helped a lot of people fulfill their dream of having their own children's book come to life. She has ghostwritten close to 100 books for very satisfied clients from picture books to middle grade.
Cioffi is also a fiction staff writer for ReadingVine, an online reading comprehension website. And, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of Writers on the Move, a group of writers and book marketers. Along with this, Cioffi is an author/writer online platform instructor with WOW! Women on Writing.
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Fiction Writing For Children
Learn How to Write for Kids, How to Submit a Book, and the Basics of Book Marketing
Fiction Writing for Children - Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn Book Marketing Basics is a 200+ page book that delves into just about everything you'll need to know about fiction writing for children.
Along with an in depth look at the elements of writing for children from an award-winning children's author, it includes what to watch out for, writing exercises, self-publishing tips, book marketing advice, and tons of resources to help you on your journey to publication. It's kind of a GPS for beginner writers and beyond - all this information in one easy to read book.
Writing is a journey, and as with any journey you wouldn't haphazardly start without knowing where you're going and how to get there. That's what the content of Fiction Writing for Children - Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn Book Marketing Basics addresses.
The very first thing you need to do, before searching out a company to publish your book, is to write a book. It may sound simple, but there is much involved. As a children's author, ghostwriter, and editor, I see a number of self-published books and submitted manuscripts that are poorly written.
This book provides tips and instruction on what to do before you start submitting your manuscript via the traditional publishing route or sign up with a self-publishing company. And, there's quite a bit about what to do after you've taken the plunge. The really hard part of writing is the marketing.
Fiction Writing for Children is over 200 pages of all content and is divided into eight sections:
1. Choosing Your Target Audience
2. Grabbing Your Reader's Attention
3. Building Your Characters and Dialogue
4. Story Fundamental and Strengthening the Middle
5. Creating a Sound Ending
6. How to Revise and Edit, Research and Find a Publisher
7. From Contract to Editor to Sales
8. Lots of Writing and Book Marketing Resources
And, those sections are jammed packed with information you can use to get your children's book written, edited, and submitted or self-published. And, it has the basics of how to market you book.
Here's a sneak peek at the content in Section 4:
- Introduction: Writing a Story
- Story Fundamentals
- Strengthening the Middle
- Looking at Examples
- Upping the Stakes Ups the Tension / Antagonist / Subplots
- Balance in Writing: The Major Elements
- What Makes a Good Story: Plot Driven or Character Driven?
- Theme and Your Story
- Your Assignment
Oh, yes, there is an assignment at the end of each section! And, there are lots of writing examples to aide in clarity and understanding.
Fiction Writing for Children - Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn Book Marketing Basics is a must-have tool for those who want to write for children. It's also a valuable tool for beginning writers of other genres.
- Publication Date:
- 0999294903 / 9780999294901
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Non-Classifiable / Non-Classifiable