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Fifteen years after publishing -The Business of Writing for Children- -- the all-time online bestseller among guides to children's writing -- award-winning author Aaron Shepard returns with a new collection of articles on the art and business of creating literature for young people. Topics include managing time in stories, structuring a chapter book, retelling folktales a Fifteen years after publishing -The Business of Writing for Children- -- the all-time online bestseller among guides to children's writing -- award-winning author Aaron Shepard returns with a new collection of articles on the art and business of creating literature for young people. Topics include managing time in stories, structuring a chapter book, retelling folktales and legends, obtaining permissions, databases and business forms for children's writers, performance tips for author readings, online interaction with young readers, reviving a book with print on demand, converting from picture book to ebook, and more. Whether you're aiming at traditional publishers or choosing to self publish, let -Adventures in Writing for Children- help you pursue an adventure of your own. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of -The Legend of Lightning Larry, - -The Baker's Dozen, - and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// -Simply stated, anyone aspiring to write a book -- any kind of book -- for a child should read Aaron Shepard's 'Adventures in Writing for Children.' This little volume fully lives up to its hype. An invaluable addition to personal and community library collections and reading lists.- -- Small Press Bookwatch, March 2015 ///////////////////////////////////////////////// CONTENTS Real Time Break It Down, Build It Up The Art of Retelling Building a Legend The Perils of Permissions Databases for the Children's Writer Business Forms for the Children's Writer The Magic of Reading to Children Tinker, Tailor, Writer, Storyteller Works in Progress Saving -The Sea King's Daughter- From Picture Book to Ebook This Is Not a Test What's Good for Business . . . Real Books Kidwriting Quotes


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Fifteen years after publishing -The Business of Writing for Children- -- the all-time online bestseller among guides to children's writing -- award-winning author Aaron Shepard returns with a new collection of articles on the art and business of creating literature for young people. Topics include managing time in stories, structuring a chapter book, retelling folktales a Fifteen years after publishing -The Business of Writing for Children- -- the all-time online bestseller among guides to children's writing -- award-winning author Aaron Shepard returns with a new collection of articles on the art and business of creating literature for young people. Topics include managing time in stories, structuring a chapter book, retelling folktales and legends, obtaining permissions, databases and business forms for children's writers, performance tips for author readings, online interaction with young readers, reviving a book with print on demand, converting from picture book to ebook, and more. Whether you're aiming at traditional publishers or choosing to self publish, let -Adventures in Writing for Children- help you pursue an adventure of your own. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of -The Legend of Lightning Larry, - -The Baker's Dozen, - and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// -Simply stated, anyone aspiring to write a book -- any kind of book -- for a child should read Aaron Shepard's 'Adventures in Writing for Children.' This little volume fully lives up to its hype. An invaluable addition to personal and community library collections and reading lists.- -- Small Press Bookwatch, March 2015 ///////////////////////////////////////////////// CONTENTS Real Time Break It Down, Build It Up The Art of Retelling Building a Legend The Perils of Permissions Databases for the Children's Writer Business Forms for the Children's Writer The Magic of Reading to Children Tinker, Tailor, Writer, Storyteller Works in Progress Saving -The Sea King's Daughter- From Picture Book to Ebook This Is Not a Test What's Good for Business . . . Real Books Kidwriting Quotes

31 review for Adventures in Writing for Children: More Tips from an Award-Winning Author on the Art and Business of Writing Children's Books and Publishing Them

  1. 5 out of 5

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    A very useful guide for children books authors, with valuable insights about the management of the daily work and assignments or how to craft dialogues and convertign a folktale into a picture book. It helps authors to create stories that 'helps children grew into human beings'. Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange of an honest review via NetGalley.com

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