The Children's Writer's Guide
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The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines how to get started as a writer. Topics covered include where ideas come from, editing and revision, choosing character names, research, magic in stories for children, marketing and promotion. The Children's Writer's Guide 2 explores the writing process, developing characters, creating dialogue, book covers, blogging, age levels and appropriate content, networking, and submitting your work to publishers.
The Brothers Grimm, authors of many fairy tales in which magic plays a prominent role.

Children's literature - Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm (left) and Jakob Grimm (right) from an 1855 painting by Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

A document written in Middle English, which was spoken in England during the time period of the Black Death featured in The Heretic's Tomb and in the late fifteen century, which is  depicted in The Sorcerer's Letterbox. Research into the language was needed for both books.

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Magical objects abound in fantasy stories, take a wide variety of forms, and are usually endowed with fabulous powers, such as King Arthur's sword, Excalibur.

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Sometimes a magical object is extremely powerful and would be highly dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands, such as the ring of power from Lord of the Rings.

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The Children’s Writer’s Guide examines how you can get started as a writer, create time and space to pursue your craft and deal with lack of motivation and writers block. Topics covered include where ideas come from and how writers turn them into stories, choosing names for characters that are appropriate to the story, the importance of historical research, writing science fiction and fantasy, magic in stories for children, school vists, and marketing and promotion.

The Children's Writer's Guide

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In any profession, everyone has to start somewhere and writers are no different. Every published author out there was once an unpublished author. Fourteen publishers, including big names such as Penguin and HarperCollins, rejected J K Rowling’s manuscript for the first novel in the Harry Potter series.

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Just as we’ll never please everyone we encounter throughout our lives, rejections are a part of being a writer and happen to everyone at some point or another. To quote renowned science fiction author Isaac Asimov, “almost every writer, before he becomes a success, even a runaway supernova success, goes through an apprentice period when he’s a ‘failure.’”

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No one wants to be rejected, of course, but when submitting your work for publication, the experience remains very much an aspect of the writing life. Throughout their careers, all writers will be rejected by publishers far more often than they’re accepted.

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It’s virtually impossible to overemphasize the importance of editing and revision to authors, whether they’re published or not. Good editing and a thorough revision process are generally what separate those writers who have the ability to earn money from their craft from those who don’t.

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Magical wands are very common in fantasy stories, such as the Harry Potter novels. If the wand is lost or damaged, the wizard’s either helpless or at least less powerful, making the story more interesting and believable.

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Magical creatures, eccentric personalities and mystical realms are an integral part of fairy tales and the Shrek movies feature many familiar characters.

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Disney's version of the King Arthur story, The Sword in the Stone, portrays Merlin as a bumbling-old-man who tutors the young Arthur. However, Merlin is also a powerful wizard who is dangerous to his enemies, and who also offers counsel and acts as a loyal friend to the future king.

The live-action remake movie train continues at Disney with two more animated movies joining the lineup: Aladdin and Sword in the Stone. Sword in the Stone