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Celebrated children's author Joy Cowley distils 40 years of experience as writer in her new book, Writing from the Heart - How to Write for Children.
Writing from the Heart is essential reading for practising or intending children's writers - and could well be used by senior students or teachers as a guide to 'best practice' creating engaging and exciting works for children of any age. Joy covers plot development, discipline, dialogue, humour, presentation and editing, and there are chapters on the special genres of early readers, fiction for children and teenagers, poetry and plays.
Writing From The Heart goes on sale in the first week of October, the same month as Joy’s long-awaited memoir Navigation.
Writing From The Heart is published by the Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust. All proceeds go to assist Storylines in its work to promote children's books and literature.
RRP $25.00 Available from good bookshops and directly through the Storylines website: www.storylines.org.nz
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