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Plot. Character. Voice. Emotion. Leaf and Tree will be a self-published collection of talks on these subjects by a professional book editor.
Plot. Character. Voice. Emotion. Leaf and Tree will be a self-published collection of talks on these subjects by a professional book editor.
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I'm a professional children's book editor, and through the magic of Kickstarter, I hope to self-publish a collection of my talks on writing, editing, and publishing, some of which have appeared on my website at www.cherylklein.com. Your pledges will fund a 500-copy printing of the book, which will then be available for sale through my website and at writers' conferences as well as print-on-demand. For more details, please see my blog post at http://chavelaque.blogspot.com/2009/07/announcing-my-book-project.html

The book will include nearly all the talks from my website in the last five years, including "Finding a Publisher and Falling in Love"; "The Rules of Engagement"; "The Essentials of Plot"; "The Art of Detection"; "Words, Wisdom, Art, and Heart: Making a Picture-Book Cookie"; "Morals, Muddles, and Making It Through"; and "A Few Things Writers Can Learn from Harry Potter," plus all the supplementary worksheets and other materials that went with those talks. It will also include various speeches that have not been published on my website, including an extensive discussion of developing characters and three long talks on plot, character, and voice. I'll also include an Annotated Query Letter from Hell and an Annotated Query Letter that Does It Right to talk a little more about submissions; some recommended reading lists for writers; and a number of Greatest Hits blog posts on submitting, editing, and publishing.

Thanks very much for your support!

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