Category: Writing Craft

Cheryl B.Klein

Last week I shared Cheryl Klein’s book Second Sight with you. Lots of meat in that one. This past weekend I attended the SCBWI-Carolinas Conference in Charlotte, NC. I picked up Klein’s new book The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. I can… Continue Reading “Cheryl B.Klein”

Second Sight

Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revision & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults By Cheryl B. Klein                  Published by Asterick Books in 2011   I enjoy reading and studying about writing and publishing through the lens of an editor. I like… Continue Reading “Second Sight”

The Best Pet of All

The Best Pet of All Written by David LaRochelle                      Illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama Published by Dutton Children’s Books in 2004 I like The Best Pet of All. It is a cute story. The illustrations are cute. The main character is a cute little boy.… Continue Reading “The Best Pet of All”

Yes You Can…

Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Children’s Books, Get Them Published, and Build a Successful Writing Career By Nancy I. Sanders Isn’t this the craziest book title you’ve ever seen? That’s what I was thinking for months before I finally gave in to… Continue Reading “Yes You Can…”

Writing Picture Books

Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation to Publication By Ann Whitford Paul Published by Writers Digest in 2009 Writing Picture Books is written for those of us who write–picture books, of course!. Yes, much of the material is applicable to other… Continue Reading “Writing Picture Books”

Stone Angel

Stone Angel By Jane Yolen                        Illustrated by Katie May Green Published by Philomel in 2015 On last week’s venture to the Union County Library I tried to borrow a variety of picture books to temporarily place ON MY SHELF. Last Friday I shared… Continue Reading “Stone Angel”

The Emotion Thesaurus

The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression By Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi Do you ever have difficulty SHOWING how your characters feel? Do you tend to slide backwards into TELLING your readers what your characters are thinking? Among other things it… Continue Reading “The Emotion Thesaurus”

Crafting Stories for Children

The Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children By Nancy Lamb         Published by Writer’s Digest Books in 2001   The Writer’s Guide to Crafting Stories for Children has been one of the most influential books ON MY SHELF. My copy is thoroughly highlighted, and… Continue Reading “Crafting Stories for Children”

Picture Writing

Picture Writing – A new approach to writing for kids and teens By Anastasia Suen Published by Writer’s Digest Books in 2003 About ten years ago I purchased my copy of Picture Writing – A new approach to writing for kids and teens. I… Continue Reading “Picture Writing”

The First Five Pages

The First Five Pages-A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile By Noah Lukeman Published by Simon & Schuster in 2000  – A newer version was published in 2005.   Noah Lukeman is a literary agent and much sought after speaker on… Continue Reading “The First Five Pages”

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