Read Ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Mary KoleH etc she shows what to do as well as What Not To Do In Order To Make Your Writing not to do in order to make your writing out in a very competitive market Highly recommended Ok THIS is
AN AWESOME BOOK THERE IS ADVICEawesome book There is advice for any writer who is seeking to WRITE young adult or middle grade fiction I emphasize write because so many books now focus on publishing promoting platform marketing pitching etc etc ETC This book however focuses solely on writing in its purest form the CRAFT of writing The advice is wonderful thoughtful and so clearly written that no writer could read this book and not walk away with something gained from itKole does an excellent job of pinpointing the areas that writers need to work on the most the important things and then clearly illustrating how to shape your own writing accordingly She gives loads of examples from her own shelves to help get her point across in each chapter Another great thing is the lists of writing exercises that accompany many of her sections which if completed are an enormous help in grasping the ideas she is trying to get acrossVERY in depth look at writing for children and teens I loved the differences that Kole makes between MG and YA as well because there IS a difference and it is important to nderstand it before you begin writing in either of these groupsRecommend recommend RECOMMEND Fantastic Don t make my mistake and read it after you ve written your first novel Read it first How to for everything Most books for 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 find a way to make it worse But be careful high stakes should never slide into histrionics Melodrama happens when big emotions clash with a too thin nderlying ObjectiveandIn an effort to technically dodge the Show don t tell bullet a lot of writers have taken the external route to conveying character emotions rumbling stomachs beating hearts twisting guts and on and on If I were to go on an actual stage and check my watch or tap my foot to convey impatience a director would yell at me for bein This was such a great resource and was an insightful guide for writing KidLit I wish there wasn t swearing which took me a bit to hurdle through but the examples
gave through 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 The title promises a lot and the author is certainly alified with a background in writing publishing and actingThe first and last chapters are all 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 in 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 pu. D teaches you how toRecognize the differences between middle grade and young adult audiences and how it impacts your writing Tailor your manuscript's tone length and content to your readership Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction in respect to characters story ideas plot structure and Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chordsM. Wow Like the title states this really is The Ultimate Guide for writing kidlit A few things I loved about this book Ms Kole From Mistress to Wifey uses excerpts from 35 kidlit books to illustrate the writing craft techniues The whole book is a lesson on good voice Her bookses a conversational tone that made it feel like was just sittingshe gave through
AT THE TABLE TEACHING ME MARKET SECTIONS SHEthe table teaching me The market sections She an overview of the YA and MG markets the YA and MG mindset and the business side of getting your book traditionally published The craft sections She talks about how to come Disney Infinity: Character Encyclopedia up with a big idea great storytelling developing irresistible characters and plot and advance kidlit likesing imagery and setting word choice and voice and authority and authenticityI m going to read it again with a highlighter and sticky notes in hand It is truly the YA and MG writer s bibleGo forth and read I Dance With The Devil used to devour books on writing Now I rarely pick onep mostly because I realized I needed to spend time doing the writing and less time reading about doing the writing But I attended a lecture by Mary Kole at my local SCBWI chapter conference last fall and was
enough to buy her book And really no matter where you are in your career this book has lots to teach youKole gives real world examples of what she s talking about in terms of published YAMG novels She offers advice on each topic from other writers and editors And she gives you exercises to do but not hippy dippy exercises that don t apply to your work She has you think about these topics in terms of your own novelShe writes concretely and specifically She doesn t tell you ho I had the dubious honor of receiving one of Ms Kole s form rejections last summer And after finishing this book I know why In the second to last chapter she discusses Smitten ueriessubmissions And toote her If you re only getting form declines something s not working and I m betting it s your writing sample Yes your writing sample Not your A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel uery as so many writers hope We can overlook a heinousery if the writing is brilliant but never the other way around pg 259The good thing is is that the entire book before this 1898 uote gives concrete examples on how to stop getting those form rejections How our writing must sing be fresh deep and true all at the same time There is something to the adage one must write a million words before becoming an real writer There were a lot of things in this book that opened my eyes Her chapter on Big Ideas Characters and Plots held so many gems I can t list them all My daughter gave me an appalled look when she saw me Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, underlining sentences in red But it needed to be done The only reason why I ve given this book only four stars is because I really wished she d have put a chapter about revision in there including a look at how she approaches revising her clients books But maybe she s saving that for book 2 I can only hope that after applying and incorporating her thoughts on writing the next time Iery Ms Kole I ll at least get a personalized rejection I ll consider that a success This is a thorough top notch writer s guide Mary Kole brings years of solid experience and insight to the art of writing literature for younger audiences She highlights specific kid lit categories and shows how to craft stories that meet their criteria In terms of characterization plotting tone lengt. Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult readers Writing for 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 fiercer too In Writing Irresistible Kidlit literary agent Mary Kole shares her expertise on writing novels for young adult and middle grade readers an. .intrigued enough to buy her book And really no matter where you are in your
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Not Offer MuchThe Rest Ofoffer muchThe rest of book might offer a lot if this were the first book on writing that you d ever read and if you ve stayed away from the chestnuts of writing groups Instead of This Book You Might Read Self Editing For Fiction Writers book you might read Self Editing For Fiction Writers the technical bits Save The Cat and McKee for the plotting bits and Bird By Bird for the inspirational bits Kole s chapter on Advanced Kidlit is nothing of the sort and borders on condescending Imagery is a part of the Year 10 English curriculum where I come fromWhat this book does offer that other non kidlit writing books don t is examples from the kidlit world But as acknowledged by the author herself out of context some of those excerpts can t teach much Better to read the whole bookIn the end maybe the thing I took away is that writing for kids isn t all that different from writing for adults Apart from the voice which Kole doesn t manage to describe any better than most Better off just absorbing voice by reading lots of great writing than trying to pin it down I conclude And as Maria Nikolajeva writes in Children s Literature Comes Of Age There is still another viewpoint which research on children s literature has Lay My Burden Down uite ignored and that is to approach children s literature as literature She points out that the writing of Astrid Lindgren when analysed is demanding than the average book written for adultsIn this book I guess I was just hoping for something rigorous and for something specifically about kidlit I was hoping for the kidlit euivalent of James Wood s How Fiction Works which really made me think in a new way about well how fiction works That too has a big title that promises some sort of breadth and isn t anything of the sort but I d recommend that book to any writerThis book has introduced me to some excellent kidlit though and I ve now got some excellent new YA books on my to read list 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 least one other time The process is worthwhile and satisfying though call me old fashioned 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 aick review Writing Irresistible KidLit contains seful knowledge especially if you enjoy reviews of the basics and the semi basics A lot of it was familiar character plot imagery big ideas Most of that was not specific to writing 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 those 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 from 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 Ary Kole's candid commentary and insightful observations as well as a collection of book excerpts and personal insights from bestselling authors and editors who specialize in the children's book market are invaluable tools for your kidlit career If you want the skills techniues and know how you need to craft memorable stories for teens and tweens Writing Irresistible Kidlit can give them to yo. .