- Taschenbuch: 272 Seiten
- Verlag: Writer's Digest Books; Auflage: 3 Sub (April 1989)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0898793475
- ISBN-13: 978-0898793475
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 15,3 x 2 cm
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- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 626.945 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Writing for Children and Teenagers (Englisch) Taschenbuch – April 1989
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Helps aspiring authors of books for children and teenagers achieve publication, discussing characterization, plot, dialogue, and endings as well as marketing, research, and editing.
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IS fantasy really harder to write than any other genre? I personally would find contemporary realism, with the almost obligatory dysfunctional family setting so beloved of today's publishers for older children, well near impossible to write, simply because I seldom enjoy reading it. However, good writing techniques are the same no matter what genre you write, and Lee Wyndham's suggestion to read the very best MODERN fantasy titles seems eminently sensible to me. I just disagree that would-be fantasy writers should learn their craft by writing here-and-now stories. If the mere thought of writing contemporary realism makes you want to yawn, you'll only land up writing a boring story.
This is one book I refer to often for a children's writers group I fascilitate.
For many years, this book was the keystone textbook for the introductory course for the Institute of Children's Literature, the oldest home correspondence course in the U.S. for children's writers. The teaching is classic--yet relevant to today's writer.
Well, the above is how I feel when I write children's books. But I found that no matter how great the desire, or even how great the education, you still need to follow some guidelines, and more importantly, you must know children.
Ruels, guidelines, techniques, proceedures and a wealth of knowledge about children's writing, awaits you in Lee Wyndam's "Writing for Children and Teenagers." If you are serious in writing for children, this book will make the process as easy and painless as possible. I wish it was as easy as sitting down and writing a story, slipping it into the mail, then having a nice healthy check with an acceptance letter from a prominant publishing house. It doesn't, usually, work that way, but if it's going to happen, this book certainly can be a key to your success.
I think every college creative writing program should have this book as a curriculum requirement. It not only teaches, it encourages. Young writers need that more than they need a list of things they can't write about so as not to offend the teacher/administration, etc. If anyone is interested in writing ANY kind of fiction, I suggest you purchase this book and read it thoroughly.