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AWAY FROM THE CHESTNUTS THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT from the chestnuts This was such a great and was an insightful guide or writing KidLit I wish there wasn t swearing which took me a bit to hurdle through but the examples she gave through literature that was on the market today and the way she explained how to craft Literature geared towards kids was superb It confirmed what I was doing and helped me to achieve things I never truly considered thoroughly Most books or writers are written by writers which makes sense of course Writing Irresistible Kidlit is written by an agent She offers an interesting perspective For example she includes several lists of clich s that she sees all the time in the slush pile plot clich s character clich s opening scene clich s etc And she has lots of tidbits of good advice like Never be satisfied with the level of conflict you ve engineered Always twist it always ind a way to make it worse But be carefu Fantastic Don t make my mistake "and read it after you ve written your irst novel Read it irst How to "read it after you ve written your irst novel Read it irst How to everythin. Ary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights rom bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market are invaluable tools Theres Always a Trail / Home in the Valley for your kidlit career If you want the skills techniues and know how you need to craft memorable storiesor teens and tweens Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to yo. Ose readers It was not exhaustive but it was thoughtful Although I read The Horn Book regularly I benefited One of the best things were the excerpts The examples mainly rom her clients books I believe the author is a literary agent were often interesting even illuminatingIt s worthwhile but don t let reading this eat into your writing time though that s always true isn t it The title promises a lot and the author is certainly ualified with a
#background in writing publishing and actingThe irst and last chapters are #in writing publishing and actingThe irst and last chapters are about the publishing industry so the title should really say something about writing AND PUBLISHING kidlit Actually this dates the book somewhat with the
ASSUMPTION THAT EVERYONE IS STILL INTERESTED that everyone is still interested the traditional publishing route completely putting aside that a lot of new writers will have decided to self publish But even if you do prefer the traditional route if you re a regular reader of the biggest publishing blogs these chapters may not offer muchThe rest of the book might offer a lot if this were the irst book on writing that. D teaches you how toRecognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it
Impacts Your Writing Tailor your writing Tailor manuscript's tone length and content to your readership Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG iction in respect to characters story ideas plot structure and Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chordsM. Perhaps I beat a dead dog by reading writing books I have a long list of goals when I do but actually realizing them reuires an elusive intangible application of knowledge call it skill or talent if you like a lament I ve made at
the start of one of these reviews at start of one of these reviews at one other time The process is worthwhile and satisfying though call me old ashioned I also sincerely believe writing can be taught I just hope it does not take 10000 hours of practice or a million words of tenacious writing I m willing to sell out in a shorter amount of time people After at least ten years of weekends I m not even half way thereI ll show some restraint I hope and some decency with a uick review Writing Irresistible KidLit contains useful knowledge especially if you enjoy reviews of the basics and the semi basics A lot of it was amiliar character plot imagery big ideas Most of that was not specific to writing Ten Years Beyond Baker Street: for the middle grade or YA markets which did not surprise me About twenty pages at the beginning addresses the middle grade and YA markets and the mindsets of th. Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers Writingor young adult YA and middle grade MG audiences isn't just kid's stuff any it's kidlit The YA and MG book markets are healthier and robust than ever and that means the competition is iercer too In Writing Irresistible Kidlit literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels or young
Adult And Middle Grade and middle grade an.
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