I’m putting together materials for our local SCBWI group’s April Revision Workshop. One of my favorite revision gurus is Cheryl Klein. If you don’t already have it, pick up a copy of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Until it arrives, or even if you already have it, download this helpful plot checklist. The site even has a Word template!
Tag Archives: theme
Fantasy Elements in Realistic Novels
I am writing a contemporary middle grade fantasy that includes many very realistic elements, including a real-world contemporary problem that is resolved in the end. The following blog post addresses a different sort of fantasy/reality mix.
Take a look at this inspiring and practical advice by clicking on the link below.
The Contrary, Heavenly, and Cardinal Virtues
If you are looking for a theme in your book (if it’s a story, there is one), check out this interesting site. It lists the seven deadly sins, too. Add exaggeration (the most _______ in the world), and these qualities can help you create a powerful character.
WILD ABOUT WORDS: Vote for your Favorite Election-themed Kids’ Book
Librarians, teachers, and writers for children, if you are planning an election-themed story hour, here are some books you might want to include.
WILD ABOUT WORDS: Vote for your Favorite Election-themed Kids’ Book.
The Bookshelf Muse: The Power of THEME
The Bookshelf Muse: The Power of THEME.
Theme could shift your novel from good to great.