The Magic Words

The Magic Words

Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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The best children's and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction - intention, character, plot, and voice - while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book's exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. WIth its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children's and young adult fiction.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393292244
Branch Call Number: 808.068 KLEIN
Characteristics: xv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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If you want to write for the youth audience, there's few better to turn to than renowned editor Cheryl B. Klein.

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