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The magic words : writing great books for children and young adults / Cheryl B. Klein.

Klein, Cheryl B., 1978- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 808.068 KLEIN (Text) 33946003135881 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 808.068 KLE (Text) 34330512964140 Adult - New Books In process -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library 808.068 Klein (Text) 31208912485408 new non-fiction On holds shelf -
Union County Public Library - Liberty NF 808.06 Kle (Text) 34194001120121 NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780393292244
  • ISBN: 039329224X
  • Physical Description: xv, 368 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-351) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Clarity and connection -- Experience and emotion -- Proficiency and practice -- Promise and premise -- Effort and flow -- Intention and invention -- Identity and choice -- Interest and change -- Power and attention -- Structure and sensibility -- Obstacles and negotiation -- Movement and momentum -- Person and personality -- Teases and trust -- Worlds and wonders -- Perspective and polishing -- Vision and revision -- Love and/or money.
Summary, etc.: The best children's and young adult novels take readers on wonderful outward adventures and stirring inward journeys. In The Magic Words, editor Cheryl B. Klein guides writers on an enjoyable and practical-minded voyage of their own, from developing a saleable premise for a novel to finding a dream agent. She delves deep into the major elements of fiction - intention, character, plot, and voice - while addressing important topics like diversity, world-building, and the differences between middle-grade and YA novels. In addition, the book's exercises, questions, and straightforward rules of thumb help writers apply these insights to their own creative works. WIth its generous tone and useful tools for story analysis and revision, The Magic Words is an essential handbook for writers of children's and young adult fiction.
Subject: Children's literature > Authorship.
Young adult fiction > Authorship.

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