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Writing Childrens Books For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is an invaluable resource for beginning and accomplished writers. Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, the author team provides step-by-step information on everything authors need to knowfrom researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Readers can discover how to put together a strong and impressive proposal, choose the best publishing house for their material, get the results from attending publishing conferences, and even search for, and hire, the perfect agent.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • What You’re Not to Read(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • How This Book Is Organized(第3頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第4頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: The ABCs of Writing for Children(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: Exploring the Basics of Writing Children’s Books(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Delving into Children’s BookFormats and Genres(第13頁)
    • Chapter 3: Understanding the Children’s Book Market(第49頁)
  • Part II: Immersing Yourself in the Writing Process(第65頁)
    • Chapter 4: Setting Up Your Workspace(第67頁)
    • Chapter 5: Starting with a Great Idea(第73頁)
    • Chapter 6: Researching Your Audience and Subject(第89頁)
  • Part III: Creating a Spellbinding Story(第107頁)
    • Chapter 7: Creating Compelling Characters(第109頁)
    • Chapter 8: The Plot Thickens: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution(第131頁)
    • Chapter 9: Can We Talk? Writing Dialogue(第143頁)
    • Chapter 10: Setting the Scene(第157頁)
    • Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice: Point of View and Tone(第169頁)
    • Chapter 12: Writing Creative Nonfiction Books(第189頁)
  • Part IV: Making Your Story Sparkle(第205頁)
    • Chapter 13: Editing and Formatting Your Way to a Happy Ending(第207頁)
    • Chapter 14: Creating Pictures from Your Words: The World of Illustrations(第233頁)
    • Chapter 15: Finding Feedback and Encouragement(第249頁)
  • Part V: Getting Published and Promoting Your Book(第265頁)
    • Chapter 16: Getting an Agent to Represent You(第267頁)
    • Chapter 17: Finding the Perfect Publisher and Signing a Contract(第283頁)
    • Chapter 18: So You Want to Self-Publish?(第299頁)
    • Chapter 19: Donning Your Publicity Cap(第313頁)
    • Chapter 20: Getting Savvy with Social Media(第327頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第341頁)
    • Chapter 21: More Than Ten Great Sources for Storylines(第343頁)
    • Chapter 22: Ten Recognitions Children’s Authors Dream of Receiving(第351頁)
  • Index(第353頁)
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