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Review of Child Writes by author Terrie Anderson

A review for Child Writes: Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play...

'Succinct, yet inspirational advice for writers on how to create reader interest from the beginning and then to make the story flow.  Emma covers the creative period when the book is little more than an idea and takes the reader/writer through to the publication. Her advice is simple, fun and easy to deploy. I have to say it is not just about children's story writing either, I write non-fiction, and have been 'wishing' I could write fiction. Well, reading Child Writes has unlocked the block within me about how to start on the novel I know is inside. My review was delayed of Child Writes, because the creativity was so freely flowing for me, and I do not know of any other writer who can do that for another writer. I would recommend Child Writes to any writer, even an experienced one will pick up tips, ideas and inspiration from this wonderful book. A budding writer will find it a valuable source of how to and an inspiration at the same time. Teachers and Parents will also find Child Writes a useful guide on what to look for, and how to select  a great children's book to read to others'

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Character shopping is an art used by writers all over the world. To do this, all you need to do is find a public place with high pedestrian traffic and then you sit and people watch, pen and paper in hand, and jot down notes if you ‘see’ the perfect person or a person’s particular physical characteristic! I find it is perfectly useful when you need a character who may have a cameo role in a story or even if you are looking for ‘that’ perfect trait to identify an existing character. ..

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Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.