| Get Started in Writing for Children: Teach Yourself
published in the U.S. by McGraw-Hill
(originally published in Great Britain
by Hodder & Stoughton)
Have you been dreaming about writing a book for young people, but you weren’t sure how to begin? This handy how-to guide leads you at your own pace and comfort level. Lisa Bullard draws on her experiences as the author of more than 60 children’s books and 15 years as a writing teacher to provide practical tools, hands-on writing activities, and real-world advice. Bullard covers the basic children’s book categories—picture books, easy readers, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult—and helps you make a sure start at completing the first draft of a manuscript. At the heart of each chapter is the Workshop, a key exercise in which you will gain a deeper insight into the craft of writing for children and learn how to assess and revise your own work. In addition, this book includes information on getting established in the writing community and starts you thinking ahead to how you might eventually pitch your work to publishers. Don’t wait any longer: your first step to writing a children’s book is as easy as turning a page!