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Picture Writing (Write for kids library) [Paperback]

Anastasia Suen
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30 Jan 2003 Write for kids library
Picture Writing is the newest book in the Write for Kids Library. In this book, successful children's book author Anastasia Suen shows readers how to use descriptive language to create vivid stories for kids. Like the other books in the Write for Kids Library, Picture Writing takes a hands-on approach. Two features of this book - the Try It Yourself exercises and the words of advice from other successful authors - have become staples of the Writer's Digest Write for Kids Library. These features complement the basic instruction, helping writers to practice what they've learned even as they're still reading the book, and provide sparks for new projects. Picture Writing will give children's book writers the tools they need to create and use description in their own writing.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (30 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582970726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582970721
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,727,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Anastasia Suen is the author of 34 books for children. A certified teacher, she talks about books with children and adults at schools, libraries, bookstores and conferences.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book makes you write pictures in readers minds 24 April 2004
I finally understood why I loved the books I read when I was young.Because they made me SEE the story.
I thought writing for children was especially difficult, and didn't daretry it. Before I encountered this book. It made me believe that anybodycan do it. Most of all I enjoyed the chapters on how to make the charatersinternal and external plot function, and what one should put in thesetting, and where it should be.
Within these pages you learn how to creat vivid pictures in the readers.How to create vivid characters, settings and dialogue. All these valuableadvices on the teqhniques of writing can be applied on adultbooks as well.
I couldn't write without this book.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By Lizanne - Published on Amazon.com
Reading and using this book is almost the same as taking Anastasia's online Intensive Picture Book courses. In fact in some ways it's like taking IPB 3 ! Anastasia leads writers a few steps further than many "how to write for children" books do. The exercises help you study and discover what works while they also set up habits of keeping a writer's journal for you to think about your writing process, and a reader's log to keep track of what you've read. There's something for everyone- from board books to YA, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Make sure to check out the great info in marketing and in each appendix!
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An INCREDIBLE book!!! 25 Jan 2003
By Jessie Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
This is the BEST book ever written on the art of writing for children and young adults - and I have read most of them! Suen provides essential insider information that gives aspiring authors the confidence to pursue their writing dreams. If you want to write for young people - whether infants or high schoolers - you must read this book!!!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Information 3 Sep 2011
By Ohioan - Published on Amazon.com
This book is full of very good information on how to write for children. The author covers fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and she stresses how the subconscious can work on solving a writing problem, which I think is a wise way to look at how writers overcome their plot problems. My only complaint about this book is that, because each of the four major sections (Plot; Character; Setting; Putting It All Together) covers first Fiction, then Nonfiction, then Poetry, it feels as if the book is jumping all over the place, back and forth, back and forth. The book would probably be easier to read and certainly easier to consult as a refresher if Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry each had their own sections, all to themselves. Recommended.
4.0 out of 5 stars Not thru the book yet 27 Mar 2014
By starlyt - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is hard for me to get into. I am a visual person and so far (I haven't finished yet) it is all about text. I hope to get further into the book, but I am having a hard time with it. I will change my rating if it gets better for me. I am giving it a 4 with hope!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 29 Dec 2013
By Angela Adame - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book for the beginners who are just starting out in writing their first stories. It helped me allot every page was filled with information that is well needed to write stories.
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