The Children's Writer's Guide 2

Non-Fiction - Writing/Publishing
90 Pages
Reviewed on 01/27/2018
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Author Biography

Simon Rose is the author of The Alchemist's Portrait, The Sorcerer's Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, The Heretic's Tomb, The Doomsday Mask, The Time Camera, The Sphere of Septimus, Flashback, Future Imperfect, Twisted Fate, and the Shadowzone series. He is also the author of The Children's Writer's Guide, The Time Traveler's Guide, The Social Media Writer's Guide, The Working Writer's Guide, a contributor to The Complete Guide to Writing Science Fiction and has written many non-fiction books with Weigl Publishers and Capstone.

Simon offers a wide variety of presentations, workshops and author in residence programs for schools, along with virtual author visits by video using Skype. He is an instructor for adults with the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University and offers a variety of online workshops for both children and adults. Simon offers a number of services for writers, including manuscript evaluation, editing, writing workshops, and coaching.

Full details can be found at his website You may also visit his channel on YouTube, follow him on Twitter or connect on Facebook.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marie-Hélène Fasquel for Readers' Favorite

The Children's Writer's Guide 2 by Simon Rose is a writing/publishing book and is part of a series. It is a succinct and short guide. Simon Rose writes about writing while being a well-established and recognized author, which means that his advice and remarks are all relevant, sound and directly usable by would-be authors. However, some of the chapters are bound to be useful to authors in their own right too. They range from blogging to improving one’s trade in any way possible. Each chapter in Simon Rose’s book encourages writers in an engaging fashion to be better writers. Indeed, Simon often refers to his own wide experience and provides extremely valuable examples of what to do or not to do!

The Children's Writer's Guide 2 by Simon Rose is a tremendously worthwhile read when you are a writer and want to keep improving, as I am. (Yes… I read the part about adverbs and adjectives, even if I use too many in this review!) This book is truly inspiring, probably because it tackles such topics as inspiration, creativity, developing as a writer, fleshing out characters or scenes, the creative process, plot, everything a writer ought to think about really ranging from the initial stages of the story to synopsis writing, the book cover, tenses… in a straightforward fashion. I have been writing for years and am a literature teacher, but this book gave me valuable ideas such as writing a study guide for my books, for instance. Thank you so much! That is why I highly recommend this book!