Writing Irresistible Kidlit (E–book/E–pub) º Mary Kole

Wow Like the title states this REALLY IS THE ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR The Ultimate Guide kidlit A few things I loved about this book Ms Kole uses excerpts from 35 kidlit books to illustrate the writing craft techniues The whole book is a lesson on good voice Her book uses a conversational tone that made it feel like she was just sitting at the table teaching me The market sections She gives 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 up with a big idea great storytelling developing irresistible characters and plot and advance kidlit like using imagery and setting word choice and voice and authority and authenticityI m going to ead it again with a highlighter and sticky notes in hand It is truly the YA and MG writer s bibleGo forth and Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 read I used to devour books on writing Now Iarely pick one up mostly because I The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin realized I needed to spend time doing the writing and less timeeading about doing the writing But I attended a lecture by Mary Kole at my local SCBWI Chapter Conference Last Fall And conference last fall and intrigued enough to buy her book And The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity really no matter where you are in your writing career this book has lots to teach youKole giveseal 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 Captivate the hearts and minds of young adult eaders 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 obust 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 eaders an.

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Ing and incorporating her thoughts on writing the next time I uery Ms Kole I ll at least get a personalized ejection 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 length she shows how to craft that meet their criteria In terms of characterization plotting tone length etc she shows to do as well as what not to do in order to make your writing stand out in a very competitive market Highly ecommended Ok THIS is an awesome book There is advice here 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 ead 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 dept. 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. .
Bout these topics in terms of your own novelShe writes concretely and specifically She doesn t tell you how to write a best seller just how to write your best story I can t ecommend this book highly enough
go ead it You won be sorry I had the dubious honor of eceiving one of Ms Kole s form ejections last summer And after finishing this book honor of eceiving one of Ms Kole s form The Pink Pearl rejections last summer And after finishing this book know why In the second to last chapter she discusses ueriessubmissions And to uote her If youe only getting form declines something s not working and I m betting it s your writing sample Yes your writing sample Not your uery as so many writers hope We can overlook a heinous uery if the writing is brilliant but never the other way around pg 259The good thing is is that the entire book before this uote give us concrete examples on how to stop getting those form Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe 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 aneal 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 underlining sentences in The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi red But it needed to be done The onlyeason why I ve given this Book Only Four Stars only four stars because I Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela really wished she d have put a chapter aboutevision in there including a look at how she approaches Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction revising her clients books But maybe she s saving that for book 2 I can only hope that after apply. 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 youreadership Avoid common mistakes and cliches that are prevalent in YA and MG fiction in espect to characters story ideas plot structure and Develop themes and ideas in your novel that will strike emotional chordsM. ,
Writing Irresistible Kidlit