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Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children : Write for kids library - NANCY LAMB

Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

Write for kids library

Paperback Published: 1st September 2001
ISBN: 9781582970523
Number Of Pages: 232

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Create Unforgettable Stories for Kids! You dream of writing stories that children respond to and the kind they come back to again and again. Nancy Lamb can help you achieve that dream. She mixes insightful advice for mastering storytelling with dozens of examples that illustrate a variety of plot-building techniques. Nancy's instruction covers everything from format and content to setting and characterization. She also draws from a range of children's classics, including Where the Wild Things Are, Charlotte's Web and Bridge to Tarabithia to explore and illuminate the unique nature of children's literature. Nancy also shares writing tips and tricks accumulated through years of successful storytelling and invaluable advice for crafting fiction that resonates with children of all ages, from 4 to 14 and beyond. | This title offers detailed information and an in-depth examination of story-telling and story structure. The author uses examples from classic and contemporary sources to explore all the key elements of children's storytelling, along with worksheets, exercises and checklists.

Building Plans
In the Beginningp. 2
Discovering Your Storyp. 6
From ABC to YA: An Overviewp. 18
Foundation and Structure
Structural Designp. 27
Breaking Ground: How to Begin the Beginningp. 35
The Beginning, Continuedp. 44
The Spoiler Warsp. 56
The Mid-Story Crisisp. 62
Classical Drama in the Age of the Page-Turnerp. 67
Journey's Endp. 76
Structural Supports
Scenesp. 92
Story and Quest - Plot and Subplotp. 111
The Cast of Charactersp. 122
Point of Viewp. 142
Inner and Outer Dialoguep. 166
Interior Designs
Promise, Premise, Theme and Moralp. 174
The Promise Continued: Voice and Tonep. 181
Narrative Authority: Setting and Sensesp. 195
The Write Wayp. 204
Finishing Touches
Coming Ungluedp. 214
The Care and Feeding of Your Creative Spiritp. 217
Afterwordp. 224
Reading Listp. 226
Touchstone Booksp. 227
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9781582970523
ISBN-10: 1582970521
Series: Write for kids library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st September 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39