According to Kerrin Cocks of 30° South Publishers, most book prizes are judged by a panel of judges, and many manuscripts sent into publishers are often evaluated on their synopses alone. It has been decided to re-create that theme but allow the public to be the judge instead. Read the rest of the article.
WRITING COURSE : WRITE A CHILDREN'S BOOK
Dates: 3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2007
Tutors: Linda Weber & Darrel Bristow-Bovey
Cost: R2, 800
Write a Children’s Book will cover the specific challenges of writing for children as opposed to adults and examine such topics as; issues of plotting; components of address and register (how to speak to your readers, rather than at them or down to them); selection of tone; considerations of genre; the importance of knowing your reader; the importance of character and, above all, the importance of not being boring or too obviously earnest.
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