Writing Children's Books for Dummies

Writing Children's Books for Dummies

Lisa Rojany Buccieri Peter Economy / Sep 17, 2019

Writing Children s Books for Dummies Everyone loves a children s book And many dream about writing one But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer armed with a good story idea and a love of kids to write sell publish and pro

  • Title: Writing Children's Books for Dummies
  • Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri Peter Economy
  • ISBN: 0785555865648
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Paperback
  • Everyone loves a children s book And many dream about writing one But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer armed with a good story idea and a love of kids to write, sell, publish, and promote a book Yes, it is Veteran children s book publishing executive and author Lisa Rojany Buccieri and author Peter Economy show you how, in their incredibly useful 200Everyone loves a children s book And many dream about writing one But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer armed with a good story idea and a love of kids to write, sell, publish, and promote a book Yes, it is Veteran children s book publishing executive and author Lisa Rojany Buccieri and author Peter Economy show you how, in their incredibly useful 2005 first edition of Writing Children s Books For Dummies R Buccieri and Economy begin by explaining the basics of the children s book business, from the nuts and bolts of the various formats and genres with helpful illustrations to aid you to the intricacies of the book publishing market, a list of recent award winning books, and a first peek into the particular mind set that writing children s books requires Hint Throw out the adult rules, and think like a kid Then the authors dive into the actual writing process itself, with tips on setting up a workspace, brainstorming great book ideas, researching the subject you decide on, even speaking with the sorts of kids you hope will eventually read the book They show you how to create compelling characters and develop them in the manuscript how to outline and write a plot arc of conflict, change, and resolution how to master the difficult art of writing dialogue and how to use active rather than passive language to keep your story moving along and interesting to young minds.Or, if you re planning to write a creative nonfiction children s book on a topic such as science, nature, or a historical figure, for example the authors include a chapter on this, too Ready, set, go it s time to sit down and write Once you ve finished your book, however, the process has only begun Now you will refine, submit, and hopefully sell your manuscript Here again, the authors of Writing Children s Books For Dummies come through for you They deliver solid advice on hiring an illustrator or not participating in workshops and conferences to learn the business and hone a story finding an agent and, finally, submitting the manuscript to publishers and if you are successful signing a contract.Along the way, the authors also include tips on handling rejection a quick primer on the various editors in publishing houses and how they work to make your book its best and making a plan to publicize the book, including hiring a publicist if necessary.Like all For Dummies R books, Writing Children s Books For Dummies highlights The Part of Tens, which includes the Ten Best Ways to Promote Your Story and More Than Ten Great Sources for Storylines And the ever helpful Cheat Sheet includes Tips for Editing your Children s Book Manuscript, Children s Book No No s, Twelve Commandments for Writing Younger Children s Books, and Tips on Promotion.From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children s Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders know how to write and sell the story you ve always wanted to write.

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      • Lisa Rojany Buccieri Peter Economy

        Lisa Rojany Buccieri is a professional book editor and publishing executive with over 20 years experience in the industry Lisa has also written over 100 children s books and ghostwritten nearly as many She has hundreds of satisfied clients with published books who recommend her wholeheartedly see link at right.As well, she has co written two bestselling grown up books WRITING CHILDREN S BOOKS FOR DUMMIES with Peter Economy Wiley, 2005 and the NY Times bestselling adult nonfiction hardcover, FUND YOUR FUTURE with Julie Stav Berkley, 2002 Her Young Adult book, SURVIVING THE ANGEL OF DEATH THE STORY OF A MENGELE TWIN IN AUSCHWITZ, with Eva Kor, arrived at bookstores in October 2009.Her books have received various awards and have hit the bestseller lists than once see left column.Known for her innovative creativity that is often ahead of its time, Lisa was the founding V.P Publisher of the children s book packaging and publishing division at Americhip Books, focusing on integrating light, sound, animation, paper engineering, and other cutting edge technologies with stories and art She has been Editorial Publishing Director of children s books for Golden Books, Price Stern Sloan Penguin Group USA, Intervisual Books, Gateway Learning Corp Hooked on Phonics , and others.She speaks about children s publishing, writing, and editing at U.C.L.A Writer s Program Extension courses, SCBWI events, and other venues, and is currently working on a book of fiction for grown ups.Lisa also runs her own company, Editorial Services of Los Angeles ESOLA , in which she helps other writers make their work the best it can be.


    568 Comments

    1. The only thing wrong with books in this series is that they should really be call "The Definitive Guide to" The "dummies" designation is needlessly self-deprecating for books that offer huge amounts of invaluable information. The recently updated version of this book is no exception.It would be helpful if every aspiring children's author read this book. Part I is devoted to understanding children's literature and the market for it. I especially liked that this outlined not only what kind of book [...]


    2. Yet another great " for Dummies" book.If it wasn't for the fact that I have so many other things to do, I'd sit right down and write myself a children's book. I have plenty of ideas. Maybe sometime soon.


    3. The book is wonderfully organized and indexed. I've been a big fan of the For Dummies books for years and I've got six of them already in my home on topics I've been interested in. Among my favorites are English Grammar For Dummies (not that you'd know it if you read this blog) and Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies, both equally useful in their own ways. I've even taken a shot at editing them as Wiley Publishing has a hub I pass every morning on my way to my day job.If you've [...]



    4. Excellent resource!A complete guide to writing, selling, promoting a children's book. Everything you wanted to know and also things you never thought of asking. I really like the way it is organized. Everything is clearly written and interviews with those in the field are extremely helpful.


    5. I don't typically read "Dummies" books for writing advice. However, I'd heard such good reviews of this book that I was willing to give it a shot and see if there was any additional information I could glean from it in regards to writing picture books. Unfortunately, this is not the book to do that with.This book is a general look at the entire world of Children's books. And while I was able to find a few new nuggets of information (mostly at the end about the publishing or post-publishing proce [...]


    6. The book I read to research this post was Writing Children's Books For Dummies by Lisa Rojany Buccieri et al which is a very good book which I bought from Kindle. I personally don't think I would ever write a children's book and if I wrote a book it would be non fiction and probably computing although this book is very interesting nonetheless. One rule in children's fiction is the baddies can't inflict any harm on the hero. The hero is usually a regular boy or girl who does extraordinary things. [...]


    7. Clear and interesting. Understandable. Practical. A lot good stuff to think about and try out.The authors had what they called a "character bibleā€ which is a list of questions about the physical, circumstantial, mental, and emotion characteristics of a character. I tried it out on some of my already developed characters and was pleasantly surprised how individual their answers were. Then I tried it on the main character of a new story I'm starting, and I watched her fill out into three dimensi [...]


    8. It is a super read. So much information. It is incredible. A must read for anyone wanting to be a writer or a refresh writing course.Loved it!





    9. This book focuses more on writing itself than the mechanics of publishing, although publishing is covered. I really like the interviews of successful children's book writers that pepper the book.


    10. A must read for anyone writing a children book. Very informative and helpful about promoting and writing techniques! A must buy for new writers!



    11. I found this book a big help in making sure what it takes to write and publish a childrens book.I plan on buying this book



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