Is one of your dreams to write for children? Or, maybe you’ve already started, but are finding it more difficult than you thought.
Learning to write fiction for children takes work, as with any writing genre, the craft of writing is involved. But, with writing for children, there are rules and tricks unique to the genre. And, there are genres within genres.
This 180 page ebook is actually a ‘course in a book.‘ It’s taken directly from Karen Cioffi’s 8 week eCourse of the same title and gives you all the basics of writing fiction for children, finding a publisher or agent, and marketing books. (The e-course offers personal feedback and editing from Cioffi on the assignments.)
Fiction Writing for Children discusses everything related to writing fiction for children – it’s a detailed ‘writing, publishing, and book marketing’ map from Point A to Point Z.
There are eight sections to the book:
Section One: Choosing Your Target Audience
Section Two: Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention
Section Three: Building Your Character and Dialogue
Section Four: Story Fundamentals and Strengthening the Middle
Section Five: Bringing it Home – A Sound Ending
Section Six: How to Revise and Edit, Research and Find a Publisher
Section Seven: From Contract to Editor to Sales
Section Eight: Lots of Writing and Marketing Bonus Resources
One of the main reasons for this is that writers lack self-confidence.
They continuously second-guess themselves and they are always negative about their abilities as writers, regardless of where they are in their writing career.
In this book, author Irene S. Roth examines thirty habits that, if learned, can (over time) turn every writer into an excellent writer.
Then writers can hold their heads up high and know that they are excellent.
There will be no more need to second guess themselves and to feel inadequate.
This is a recipe for excellence.
According to WebMD, one-third of women ages 40 to 69 are dating men 10 or more years younger. That said, when it comes to successful and long lasting relationships, should age difference really matter to make you happy?
Unconventional Love Affair, a humorous romance novel by author Robert Miller, tells the story of an army veteran returning from Iraq who falls in love with an older woman and explores the unusual dilemmas they find themselves in. Partly depicting Miller’s own life and military experiences, the novel gives readers insight on veterans returning to college, age difference in relationships and how to deal with unexpected life style changes.
“The novel also opens discussion to stereotypes surrounding veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and living normal lives after serving in the military,” Miller said.
Miller received his Bachelor’s Degree from California State University in Fullerton, California and his Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University. Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Miller writes Unconventional Love Affair from his military and life experiences.
About the Book
Are you willing to do what it takes to live a successful life and build a lucrative business?
Connie Ragen Green shares her knowledge, ideas, and expertise on this topic in her new book, Doing What It Takes: The Online Entrepreneur’s Playbook.
The concept of a “playbook” gives you a step by step blueprint to how you can change your life completely and create a business that will give you the time and financial freedom to call the shots in your daily life and run a business that makes sense for your lifestyle.
About the Book
Title: Doing What It Takes: The Online Entrepreneur’s Playbook
Author: Connie Ragen Green
Paperback: 146 pages
Publisher: Hunter’s Moon Publishing (June 21, 2016)
Available at amazon.com.
At age nineteen, Dorit Sasson, a dual American-Israeli citizen, was trying to make the status quo work as a college student—until she realized that if she didn’t distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother, she would become just like her.
Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces is Sasson’s story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life—and how, in stepping out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn’t know she was capable of.
Wartime work draws Giulia DeBartolo out of her close Western Pennsylvania family into a world of intrigue, spies and new friends in Wilmington, North Carolina’s shipyard building Liberty ships. Giulia soon discovers supporting the war effort can include fun evenings like dancing with young servicemen at the local USO. It is at one of these dances she meets John O’Shea, an unsuitable suitor according to her old-fashioned parents.
As they grappling with the problems of their own budding relationship, John and Giulia encounter a Nazi spy tasked with blowing up part of the Wilmington shipyard. Saving the shipyard from the spy may prove easier than convincing her parents to let her marry John. Giulia must decide what it means to be a good daughter while still following her own heart.
When Irene wakes in the middle of a forest, she can’t remember anything—how she got there or her own name. A young Indian brave stumbles upon her and takes her to his tribe. She is adopted by Magic Dove, the tribe’s medicine woman, and over time Irene’s memory comes back. Unable to return to her former life, Irene becomes a permanent member of the Bear Clan, and is given the name Magic Moon. She learns the ways of her new family and is even given the choice between two of the clan’s warriors to take as her husband. But not everyone wants to have a white woman be part of an Indian tribe. When Magic Moon is kidnapped by a Spirit Seer, she must prove her own bravery and find her way back to her clan so she can claim her place as its new White Medicine Woman.
“All the more desirable coastal land of the New World had been acquired by the 1840s and ‘50s. The Scots-Irish entered this country through the Mid-Atlantic States rather than New England.
They settled first in Virginia and Maryland and then moved on to Kentucky and Virginia. Some went further south from there, while others moved west. Raiders and Horse Thieves is the story of my early childhood in Cedar Creek, Texas (Bastrop County), during the final days of World War II.
Due to Reconstruction and the Great Depression, economic growth in this central Texas County had been severely restricted.
The residents maintained the pioneer values and lived the lifestyle of a much earlier period.
This is a true story of the human will to persevere, against Nature and against one another.
I describe growing up in a ramshackle old house called The Holcomb Place, in Cedar Creek, Bastrop County.
All the elements of life in rural Texas are there: drought; storms; rattlesnakes; religion; guns. . . .” —Jackie Ellis Stewart
Wendy Dewar Hughes and Suzanne Lieurance talked about their new coloring books for adults on a recent episode of Creative Caravan Road Show (you can listen to the replay of that show here, just go to the home page at www.bestauthorviews.com and look in the middle column).
Here is a description of each of the books they talked about on that show:
Have you always dreamed of being able to escape to faraway places with all their exotic allure? This book is for you. Wendy Dewar Hughes has created a most delightful coloring book, featuring the romance and uniqueness of southern France. This is not only a book of gifted sketching; it is full of her own personal memories of having lived there and loved it. You will enjoy nuances of little things a non-artist might miss, small details which make you feel as though you’re right in the South of France, experiencing its sights, sounds, and delights. Travel with Wendy, a skilled artist, and lose yourself in the fantasy of the South of France any time you feel the longing to escape. You can create your own special South of France experience!
Relax, unwind, and leave the stress of the day behind you as you create your own secret garden with this book of 30 different ready-to-color flowers.
Our dreams at night can do many things. They can process our daily life, remind us of what we’ve eaten, awaken us in a cold sweat, reveal things about our lives, or send us messages from heaven. If you are someone who remembers your dreams upon waking, or thinks about them during the day, you may still miss what your dreams represent or what they are trying to tell you. Even if you think that you never dream, sleep experts claim that you do have dreams and that if you record those fleeting memories from your dreams upon waking, you will begin to remember them more and more. One Hundred Nights, A Dream Journal, provides a place for you to record your dreams before they evaporate into the light of day. By making quick notes of your dreams as soon as you can after waking, you can begin to see if there are patterns in your dreaming or if your soul is sending you a message. The Bible tells us that God speaks to us in dreams, perhaps because that’s the only time the noises of daily life are turned down enough for the messages to come through. In this book, each night’s pages provide spaces for you to write down what happened in one hundred dreams and asks questions to help you think about what your dream may mean in the larger context of your life.