One key element in creating engaging stories for kids is developing vivid characters. Veteran children's author Elaine Alphin gives readers concrete tips for bringing their characters to live, including: How to observe real kids and bring their life onto the page; How to remember your own childhood and make it a part of your story; How to use the elements of characterization as the basis for conflict and action; With examples from successful children's books and exercises throughout, this book is a must-have for both the beginning writer and those more experienced in the children's book field.
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Elaine Marie Alphin's writing has won numerous awards, such as ALA Recommended Book awards, the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction and nonfiction as well as the Virginia Best Book award. Her stories and articles have appeared in nearly every major children's periodical.
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Book Description Writer's Digest Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0898799856
Book Description Writer's Digest Books, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110898799856