WRITING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE by Mabel Louise Robinson


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This is no new edition or revision of the author's earlier Juvenile Story Writing, but an entirely new book, with illustrations on technique taken from her Juvenile Story Workshop at Columbia University. With many juveniles to her credit, along with adult fiction and non-fiction, Miss Robinson, after a general survey of writing for young people, progresses logically to discuss source material and the various types of juvenile literature --adventure, mystery, fantasy, animal, home and school stories, biography -- and then goes on to develop the technical aspects --detail, characterization, dialog, plot, theme, means of narration, story planning, sustaining interest, style -- and the art of working. The recommendations are practical, workable and tried by years of experience so that as an instruction and information book this is valuable in its field. There is a final chapter on Miss Robinson and her Workshop by Constance Buel Burnett. Excellent library and writing class book.

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1950
Publisher: Nelson