Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels Author:Phyllis A. Whitney Best selling fiction writer Phyllis A. Whitney believes that "to reach young readers today and persuade them of the joy and satisfaction of meeting characters on a printed page," the writer's skill must be greater than ever. In this step-by-step, how to do it book, she offers beginning and experienced writers the kind of specific advice that wi... more »ll help them achieve production.
Here is a helpful analysis of all aspects of writing for young people, from short stories to teenage novels. Whitney describes the techniques juvenile writers must acquire to produce salable short stories and book-length fiction. Chapters cover such important subjects as getting story ideas; characterization; settings; plots; beginnings and endings; emotion and immediacy; first drafts--and revisions. She suggests how writers can find the types of juvenile writing best suited to their abilities, experience, interests and background, and offers advice on establishing good work habits, keeping notebooks for works-in-progress and future writing, marketing manuscripts, special taboos in writing for children, and most important, attitudes that contribute to success.« less