How To Write A Children's Fiction Book

Writers on the Move Publishing
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  • erschienen am 18. Mai 2020
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  • 270 Seiten
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978-0-9992949-2-5 (ISBN)

Learn to write your own children's book with How To Write A Children's Fiction Book!

Is one of your dreams to write for children? Or, maybe you've already started, but are finding it more difficult than you thought.

When you think of writing for children, what do you think of?

Do you want to enlighten a child? Do you want to scare a child? Do you want to provide a child with a life lesson? Do you want to make a child laugh? Do you want to bring the child through a suspenseful mystery or bring the child on a fantastic journey, broadening his imagination?

Are you thinking of writing a picture book? Or, maybe you'd like to write a chapter, middle grade, or young adult book.

Whatever children's genre you're interested in, How To Write A Children's Fiction Book will show you how to actually write for children. Section titles include: Grabbing Your Reader's Attention; Building Your Character and Dialogue; Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle; and Creating a Sound Ending. The first section includes children's books genre differences and how to find story ideas.

This book also includes tips on revisions and editing, finding a publisher (if you're going the traditional route), and book marketing tips.

And, there are lots and lots of examples and resources. Along with this, each section has a DIY assignment to help you get started and bring your story to life.

Being a writer, like being any kind of artist who creates something from nothing, is an amazing ability. It's almost like magic. And, you are in control. You decide what to create. The only limit you have is the cap on your imagination.

This 220+ page book by award-winning children's author and children's ghostwriter Karen Cioffi is actually a 'course in a book'. It gives you all the basics of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books. And, each section has a DIY assignment.

How To Write A Children's Fiction Book discusses everything related to writing fiction for children. It's a detailed 'writing, publishing, and book marketing' map from Point A to Point Z.

Along with her own published books, Karen Cioffi has over 200 ghostwriting clients world-wide, which include parents, teachers, therapists, and child psychologists. She also has return clients and series clients. She can show you how to write your story right.

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  • Englisch
Karen Cioffi Writing for Children
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978-0-9992949-2-5 (9780999294925)
Karen Cioffi is an award-winning children's author and working children's ghostwriter with clients all over the world. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Writers on the Move as well as a former staff writer for two online children's reading comprehension sites. In addition, Karen is an author online platform instructor with WOW! Women on Writing.

Section One: Choosing Your Target Audience

Introduction to Writing Children's Fiction

Choosing Your Target Audience

Writing Children's Books: Genre Differences

Writing Children's Books: Genres Within Genres

Finding Children's Story Ideas

Writing for Young Children: Ten Basic Rules

Critiques are Essential

Writing Conferences, Workshops, Books, Magazines, and Articles

Your Assignment

Section Two: Grabbing Your Reader's Attention

The Story Beginning Basics

Story Beginning Examples

Creating a Story: Two Different Formulas

Rewriting a Folktale

Your Assignment

Section Three: Building Your Character and Dialogue



Action / Reactions


Description - Imagery


Creating a Three-Dimensional Character

Showing vs. Telling

Writing for Children - Finding Age Appropriate Words


Your Assignment

Section Four: Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle

Introduction: Writing a Story

Story Fundamentals

Strengthening the Middle

Looking at Examples

Upping the Stakes Ups the Tension / Antagonist / Subplots

Balance in Writing: The Major Elements

What Makes a Good Story: Plot Driven or Character Driven?

Theme and Your Story


Your Assignment

Section Five: Bringing it Home - A Sound Ending


Finding the Ending

Examining Endings

Recommended Reading

Being a Writer: Learn the Craft of Writing

Writing Goals, Detours, and Opportunity Costs

Your Assignment

Section Six: How to Revise and Edit, Research and Find a Publisher

Introduction to Lesson Six

Revisions and Editing

Ten Tips Checklist for Self-editing

Final Stages of Self-editing

Five Writing Exercises

Exercise Answers

A Guide to Hiring a Freelance Editor

The Manuscript's Finishing Touches

Researching Publishers and Submissions

A Bit About Self-Publishing: Before You Self-Publish

Aim for Writing Success and Persevere

Lesson Six Resources

Your Assignment

Section Seven: From Contract to Editor to Sales

From Contract to Working with the Editor to Sales to a Writing Career

Create Visibility Before Getting Published

Book Marketing: Visibility and Platform Basics

8 Essential Steps to an Effective Website

Section Eight: Lots of Writing and Marketing Bonus Resources

Helpful Online Sites

Writing Article Links

Books and eBooks for Writing and Marketing

The End and a Bonus Article: Picture Book or Children's Magazine Article?

Quotes on Writing, Life, and Success

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