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Picture Writing (Write for kids library) Paperback – 30 Jan 2003

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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: 1,438,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

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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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginner to intermediate children's writers 25 Feb. 2009
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The way she breaks down the different categories in children's literature alone is worth the price. Very in-depth knowledge so that the stories you write match the categories that the publishers are looking for. If you're not an author/illustrator, it helps us authors "see" our pic books in our mind's eye so we can write them visually better. Highly recommended!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not thru the book yet 27 Mar. 2014
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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!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 29 Dec. 2013
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect book for storytellers. 27 Feb. 2015
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Great reading when preparing to create children's storybooks.
5.0 out of 5 stars How to write your first book for kids or teens. 16 April 2016
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Because I have been writing children’s books since the mid-seventies, it is not unusual for strangers to contact me asking how to write a book and get it published. I want to share what I can, but can’t take the time to answer those questions in detail. From now on when this question is posed, I will recommend PICTURE WRITING.

This book has been in my personal library for years, but somehow I overlooked reading it until this week. I regret not having devoured it sooner. It’s an excellent self-guided study in learning to write for children when one hasn’t decided whether to try fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

I liked the author’s emphasis on creating clear pictures with our words that capture an editor’s attention as well as that of the one who picks it up because of its intriguing cover. The author has created a workable approach to writing for kids and teens.

-Hope Irvin Marston, author of EYE ON THE IDITAROD: AISLING’S QUEST.
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