A Hook and a Character: How to Make Readers Hungry for Your Fiction
Explore two of the most important elements in a children's book: the hook and the characters. These are what will make your story stand out from others in the slush pile and make readers hungry for another one of your books.
Debbie Dadey lives in a log cabin in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, with nature to inspire her writing. A former teacher and librarian, she is the author and co-author of 166 traditionally published children's books. Her first book, co-authored with Marcia Thornton Jones, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots turned into the long-running series, The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids. Fairy Chase is the newest in Debbie's Mermaid Tales, a multi-cultural series from Simon and Schuster. Each Mermaid Tales book has an enchanting story, as well as an amazing nonfiction component where readers can learn about ocean creatures and plants. Follow her on Twitter @DebbieDadey and like her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/debbiedadey.
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