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Ethor

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Writing Children's books
« on: February 15, 2007, 06:39:52 PM »
How do you write a children's book. I'm stumped.

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Re: Writing Children's books
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 05:33:48 AM »
It's not really my field, but I've heard good reports of the e-book on this subject by Robyn Opie -  http://tinyurl.com/bs86n . It's very reasonably priced as well.

Also, my partner, Jayne, has just added some resources for would-be children's writers to her website: http://www.writing-resources.info/writing_for_children.htm . Check out those Chinese New Year graphics too  :D

Good luck!

Nick  :)
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Re: Writing Children's books
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 09:36:31 AM »
Yes, Robyn Opie has a very good reputation. I've seen her mentioned many times all over the place and she's well worth a visit.

Nick - didn't know about your partner Jayne. Am off to have a look now.

When Barnes & Noble were running their free university courses, I was completely hooked and ONE of them was on children's writing. The material they used was You Can Write Children's Books by Tracey E. Dils (and the accompanying workbook). These two books would give anyone a wonderful start - and helped me tighten up my ideas a lot. Easily manageable on your own as well.

Hope this helps,

Symphony
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Aha! Just had a look - I've subscribed to CBI for the last several years - their stuff is excellent and always something new in their newsletters
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