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Good things to know

linnreights

Great Tips...Thank you for the share Chris=Jean!

paulashene

This is really very concise and good recommendations. The best book I read, after I wrote Mandy The Alpha Dog, is by Nancy Lamb - here is the link: ... Show more

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paulashene

The pix won't show but the book can be gotten from a library {where I got it} but the above is a link to Amazon

Chris-Jean

I have clicked your link, Paula and have read the book sample. I have to agree the book is a must-read for aspiring writers.

Chris-Jean

Writers may also be interested in the following tips for writing books for younger children - From Writing Children's Books For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Rojany Buccieri & Peter Economy

The rules for writing books for younger children (ages 2–8) are different from the rules... Show more

paulashene

Very good advice. I know I did my first book backwards and it was instinctively correct, but once I had my hands on Lamb's book I completely read it. It is better to correct yourself before someone else does it.

In Mandy's book we had fat jokes - some of the adults weren't... Show more

Chris-Jean

My 12 & 13 year olds still love to watch/read that type of humor, Paula. They still fail to get subtle jokes.

Chris-Jean

To save new members having to browse through endless discussions threads, I will also post the links to informative sites in this thread.

Chris-Jean

A Guide re. the appropriate word count for children's books:

http://www.bookrix.com/post/group;content-id:group_1055611783,id:1361368.html