Blogs by Margot Finke
Margot's World of Writing For Kids
10/19/2010 1:41:45 PM
I have 2x Blogs and 1X Website, both are dedicated to children's books and how to write them.
Margot Finke's World of Writing for Children;
You can find all my books there + illustrations, sample verses, and how and where to BUY them.
* "WILD AND WONDERFUL" - a 7 book rhyming series about animals from the US and Australia. Fun as well as educational.
* "RATTLESNAKE JAM"
Rhyming fun with Gran and Pa, as Pa catches rattlers, and Gran cooks them up into her "cure all" jam. But will Gran ever make Pa the rattler pie he craves?
* "RUTHIE AND THE HIPPO'S FAT BEHIND"
Moving far from friends and family turns Ruthie into an obnoxious kid. Kid friendly verses take a peek at what it took to make Ruthie into her old happy self again. Parent/teacher guide included.
* "Horatio Humble Beats the Big D"
The word "dyslexia" scared the pants off Horatio. No way was he going to special ed. He didn't want his friends to think him dumb. Yet go he did, and with amazing results. Fun verses offer a a sneaky solution. Parent/teacher guide included.
* "Taconi and Claude - Double Trouble"
Taconi and his best mate, a chatty cockatoo named Claude, deal with Dreamtime Spirits, a problem Dad, an outback party gone very wrong, and all the witchetty grubs and snake a boy could eat.
This mid grade adventure is set in the Aussie outback on a cattle station. Written for boys, it mixes humor, adventure.
+ the plans of the Dreamtime spirits he and his tribe believes in.
* MANUSCRIPT CRITIQUE SERVICE:
I can help you write tight and terrific pages editors will enjoy reading. Tight as "Your Granny's New Girdle," in fact!
My comments, suggestions and examples, will help you FOCUS on what is important to the plot, dig up more powerful and active words, and create rich and interesting characters. Learn the secrets of writing for children from me.
* PAGES OF HELP FOR WRITERS:
My "Website Directory," on home page, lists everything above + lots of helpful advice and many articles for those who want to write for children.
* HOOK KIDS on READING:
Lists of books kids and reluctant readers will love. Books for boys too + how and where parents can find the right book for their child. Also offers hints on how to write books for boys.
* MARGOT'S BOOKS for KIDS + Writing News
Books for kids + news about writing and promoting books for kids.
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