How to Write and Illustrate Children's Books and Get Them Published

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Treld Bicknell, Felicity Trotman
Writer's Digest Books, Jun 19, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 144 pages
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New in paper! Consulting editors Bicknell and Trotman have brought together some of the finest talents in children's publishing to provide readers with insightful and inspired instruction for writing and illustrating children's books. Writers will learn the basics of constructing a story, from getting ideas to plotting and characterization. Artists will find advice for interpreting text and creating illustrations to both accompany and enhance a story. Finally, the authors illustrate how to get published in this competitive market. Readers will find information on approaching publishers and presenting their work in the most effective manner possible.
  

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User Review  - Yogi - Goodreads

Good book for those wishing to know more about the field or not knowing where to start. When you get serious, you'll want to read some additional books on working with the publishing world. From what ... Read full review

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User Review  - Diane Ramirez - Goodreads

This books is packed with information. Even though I've read it, this book is one of those you use over and over as a reference book. Read full review

Contents

THE ART OF THE STORYTELLER
8
THE BASICS OF WRITING FOR CHILDREN
16
SOME CLASSIC CHILDRENS FICTION
32
NEW WRITING ON CONTEMPORARY THEMES
44
PICTURE BOOKS
54
ILLUSTRATION BUILDING A CAREER IN CHILDRENS BOOKS
68
MAKING THE BOOK TECHNIQUE AND PRODUCTION
80
FACTUAL WRITING REFLECTING A CHILDS WORLD
102
FAD BOOKS
114
THE HOPEFUL AUTHOR GETTING YOUR WORK PUBLISHED
124
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About the author (2000)

Bicknell trained in fine art and English literature in New York. She has worked in publishing in Boston and London--as Art Editor at Houghton Mifflin; Art Director at Abelard Schuman, Longman Young Books, Puffin/Kestrel; and Consultant Editor/Art Director at Piccolo Books. She is now Creative Director and co-owner of Belitha Press, a packager and publisher. For several years she taught at St. Martin's School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London.

Trotman studied graphic design at Canterbury College of Art.

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