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The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

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Create Unforgettable Stories for Kids

You dream of writing stories that children respond to–the kind they come back to again and again. Nancy Lamb can help you achieve that dream. She mixes insightful advice for mastering storytelling with dozens of examples that illustrate a variety of plot-building techniques.

Nancy's instruction covers everything from format and content to setting and characterization. She also draws from a range of children's classics, including Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Tarabithia to explore and illuminate the unique nature of children's literature.

Nancy also shares writing tips and tricks accumulated through years of successful storytelling–invaluable advice for crafting fiction that resonates with children of all ages, from 4 to 14 and beyond.

Book News Annotation:

Lamb, the author of some 40 books for children and adults, provides insights on the processes of storytelling: from finding inspiration to structuring a tale to creating memorable characters. She uses examples from many classic children's stories to instruct would-be writers in elements such as plot, subplot, point of view, scene-setting, beginnings and endings, inner and outer dialogue, and themes and morals.
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This title offers detailed information and an in-depth examination of story-telling and story structure. The author uses examples from classic and contemporary sources to explore all the key elements of children's storytelling, along with worksheets, exercises and checklists.

Synopsis:

Exercises, examples and checklists show writers how to capture and keep a young reader's attention by mastering key storytelling elements.

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Ariel Bloomer, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by Ariel Bloomer)
Maybe you've always dreamt of being a children's author, or maybe you're already on the fourth draft of a book inspired by your nephew. Maybe you're thinking about delving into the complicated, emotional world of YA fiction for this year's NaNoWriMo.

You should have this book.

It's one of the best reference texts I've picked up as I work away on my senior thesis, a young adult historical fiction novel, but whether you're writing for tots or teens (or kids-at-heart), this book has the answers, suggestions and reassurances you'll need if you find yourself struggling with basics like plot, structure or genre, or the common ailment known as writer's block. Even if you've mastered the basics, author Nancy Lamb shares some nuanced advice on dialogue, voice, and morals.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582970523
Author:
Lamb, Nancy
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Children's Literature
Subject:
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
book 2
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.10x6.32x.74 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This title offers detailed information and an in-depth examination of story-telling and story structure. The author uses examples from classic and contemporary sources to explore all the key elements of children's storytelling, along with worksheets, exercises and checklists.
"Synopsis" by , Exercises, examples and checklists show writers how to capture and keep a young reader's attention by mastering key storytelling elements.
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