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Writing Information and Tips

Books:  (Many titles are available in the MHW library. Please contact Judy for updated list).

              Book Markets for Children's Writers (Writer’s Institute)

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (Writer’s Digest Books)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing - 2nd Edition (Laurie E. Rozaskis, Ph.D.; Marie Butler, 2004)

Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books (Leslie Bolton; F+W Publications, Inc., 2003),

Everything Guide to Writing Non-Fiction (Richard D. Bank; F+W Publications, Inc. 2010)

First Draft in 30 Days (Karen S. Wiesner; F+W Publications, Inc. 2005)

Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers (Writer’s Institute)

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 5th Ed. (American Psychological Association, 2001)

Publish Your Book (Jacqueline Deval; Penguin Group, rev. 2008)

Stephen King On Writing: AMemoir of the Craft (Scribner, 2000)

The Academic Writer's Handbook (Leonard J. Rosen; Pearson Longman, 2006)

The Business of Writing for Children (Aaron Shepard; Shepard Publications,2000)

The Elements of Style – 4th Ed. (William Strunk Jr. & E.B. White; Longman, 2000)

             Writer's Guide to 2016 (Writer’s Institute)

             Writing from the Senses: 59 ways to ignite creativity and
                       revitalize you writing (Laura Deutsch, Shambhala
                       Publications, 2014)

Authors / Poets for Kids:

David L. Harrison

Ken Nesbitt

Jack Prelutsky


Shadow Poetry

Rhyme Zone

681 Cliches to Avoid in Your Creative Writing:

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