So You Want to Write a Children's Book An Insider's Handbook for Children's Writers and Illustrators Who Want to Get Published (Paperback)
|Author: Peter Carver|
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|This handbook for new and aspiring children''s authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher. Written by one of North America''s leading children''s book editors, this book will show writers how to begin, how to develop the story, and more.|
From the Publisher:
Ever wanted to write or illustrate a children’s book and have no idea where to begin or where to seek publication?
This handbook for new and aspiring children’s authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing your book and getting it to the publisher. Written in clear and expert prose by Peter Carver, one of North America’s leading children’s book editors, this book will show you how to begin, how to develop the story, how to speak to your audience, and how to refine the work for publication. Peter does not beat around the bush: Wring a children’s book is hard but rewarding work that requires the kinds of skill and dedication you can develop from the wisdom and guidance found in these pages. It includes:
How to get started
Writing for you audience
Producing the Manuscript
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
How illustrators get hired
Illustrating picture books and nonfiction
Planning your portfolio
Fiction and Nonfiction, trade or Education markets
Should you get an agent?
Submitting for publication
How a publishing house works
Lists or writers’ resources and associations
And much more