Children's Writer's Notebook: 20 Great Authors and 70 Writing Exercises
The Children's Writer's Notebook is a perfect journal for writers of fiction for young people. It features profiles of 20 important writers from the past 150 yearsm plus numerous activities and exercises to help you hone your craft and encourage your creativity.Activities include: - using memorable rhymes (Dr Seuss) - creating curious characters (Maurice Sendak) - producing witty dialogue that moves a story forward (AA Milne) - imagining and describing fantastival landscapes (Antoine de Saint Exupery) - developing suspenseful action sequences (JK Rowling)The Children's Writer's Notebook makes good writing simple. It guides you through valuable techniques used by the most celebrated authors, covering characters, setting, dialogue, and tone.
Wes Magee is an award-winning author for children and adults. He has published six poetry collections for adults and more than 100 books for young readers, covering fiction, poetry, plays, picture books, and anthologies. His most recent book is Here Come the Creatures. Wes regularly makes author visits to schools, libraries, and festivals, where he performs his "Poetry Show" and gives writing workshops. He also gives talks at education conferences, tutors writing courses, and leads training days for teachers.