The Magic Words

The Magic Words

Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

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This master class in writing children’s and young adult novels will teach you everything you need to know to write and publish a great book.
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 an enjoyable and 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. With its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children’s and young adult fiction.

Baker & Taylor
Guides writers through the major elements of fiction for middle grade and young adult readers and provides exercises, questions, and rules of thumb to help jump-start the creative process.

Baker
& Taylor

An executive editor at Scholastic Inc., offers this handbook to guide writers through the major elements of fiction for middle grade and young adults and provides exercises, questions and rules of thumb to help jump-start the creative process. Original.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780393292244
Branch Call Number: 808.06 KLE 2016
Characteristics: pages cm

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