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Writing Irresistible KidLit by Mary Kole
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Nov 02, 12

Recommended to Kim by: Writers Digest Books
Recommended for: writers all genres
Read from October 24 to 26, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 2

It's funny, I wasn't even looking for a book on writing, but this one popped up in an email from Writer's Digest, and on a whim I ordered it. I'm working on a mid-grade novel and thought this might have some good information. Boy, was I right. I couldn't put it down, finished it in two days, then went back and highlighted the concepts I found particularly helpful. Mary Kole covers, plot, setting characterization and all the important elements of writing. But what I found the most helpful was that it was written from the point of view of an editor/agent, and emphasizes the parts of writing that can make your work stand out in a slush pile and increase your chances of getting published and/or finding representation.

The book is written for a writer with some experience in crafting fiction. But I wouldn't say it's limited to mid-grade and young adult. It would be helpful to writers of all popular genres. I'll be keeping this on the shelf with all of my reference books.

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