Writing for Children

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A & C Black, 1997 - Authorship - 104 pages
Based on the premise that writing for children requires no less skill than writing for anyone else, Margaret Clark's straightforward, sympathetic book will again find eager readership among the steadily increasing number of aspiring children's authors. A highly respected children's book editor with over three decades' experience, the author succinctly describes what makes children's books unique, with special emphasis on publishing and marketing. Enhanced with examples from the work and lives of established children's authors, the book covers writing for different age groups and in different genres (including non-fiction), taboos in the marketplace, attitudes and assumptions, contracts, literary agents, organizations, and more.

"The books greatest strength is that it balances the viewpoint of publishers, writers, parents, educationalists and, of course, children". -- Writer's Monthly

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About the author (1997)

Margaret Clark was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on August 20, 1942. She has a bachelors' degree, a Masters' degree, and a doctorate in education. She has been a primary teacher, a pre-school director, a lecturer with the faculty of education at Deakin University, and a counselor in an alcohol and drug center. She is the author of over 100 children's books. Her first book Pugwall was published in 1987 and subsequently made into a TV series, followed by Pugwall's Summer in 1989. He other works include the Aussie Angels series, Fat Chance, A Wee Walk, and Hold My Hand - Or Else. She received the White Raven award for Wally the Whiz Kid in 1993. Her first book for adults, The Femials, was published in 2005. She has also tried her hand at horror stories, using the pseudonym Lee Striker.

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