If you’re interested in learning to write for children, this ebook is for you.
Learning to write fiction for children takes work, as with any writing genre, you need to learn the craft of writing. But, with writing for children, there are rules and tricks unique to the genre. And, there are genres within genres for children’s writing.
Maybe you’d like to write bedtime stories, maybe picture books are your dream. Or, you might want to write books for middle graders or young adult – there are a variety of genres to choose from within the children’s writing arena.
This 180 page ebook is actually a ‘course in a book.‘ It’s taken directly from my 6 week eCourse of the same title and gives you everything offered in the ecourse, such as the basics of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books, except for personal feedback and editing from me on the assignments. The ecourse also include the ebook Editing Books Like a Pro and any updates to the course.
Fiction Writing for Children discusses everything related to writing fiction for children – it’s a detailed ‘writing, publishing, and book marketing’ map from Point A to Point Z.
Take a look at the Table of Contents:
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
Section Two: Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention
The Story Beginning Basics
Story Beginning Examples
Creating a Story: Two Different Formulas
Rewriting a Folktale
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
Section Four: Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle
Introduction: Writing a Story
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
Section Five: Bringing it Home – A Sound Ending
Finding the Ending
Being a Writer: Learn the Craft of Writing
Writing Goals, Detours, and Opportunity Costs
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
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
Lesson Six Assignment
Section Seven: From Contract to Editor to Sales
Writing Books for Children: From Contract to Working with the Editor to Sales to a Writing Career
Create Visibility Before Getting Published
Book Marketing: Visibility and Platform Basics
10 Essential Steps to an Effective Website
3 Keywords Needed to Create an Effective Website
Section Eight: Lots of Writing and Marketing Bonus Resources
Helpful Online Sites
Writing Article Links
Writing Resources and Online Tools
Books and eBooks
Writing and Marketing Programs, eCourses, and Services
The End and a Bonus Article: Picture Book or Children’s Magazine Article?
Fiction Writing for Children: Learn How to Write for Kids, Learn How to Submit a Book, and Learn about Book Marketing is 180 pages of pure content – there are NO interior images.
Writing Fiction for Children comes in TWO FORMATS:
Through March 31, 2013, this value-packed ebook has an introductory price of $29.97.
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THE ECOURSE (two options)
Option ONE: $64.97
You will receive one lesson per week for six weeks and I will review each assignment and give a critique or advice.
Option TWO: $94.97
This option includes a more in depth edit of each assignment and a 30 minute phone consult OR answers to 2 emailed questions per week for the duration of the six-week course.
FOR THE ECOURSE OPTIONS ONE AND TWO, YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY RECEIVE LESSON ONE UPON PAYMENT. EACH LESSON THERE AFTER WILL BE SENT BY ME PERSONALLY. I do it this way because of the assignments and it affords easier interaction.
So, don’t put your dreams on hold. If you’d like to write for children and want more one-on-one assignment and/or writing help, CHOOSE WHICH OPTION YOU WANT AND SIGN UP TODAY.
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