This invaluable resource book for anyone writing for children will help with many aspects of writing your story. There are: lists of attributes to help you create interesting believable characters, lists of plots and themes, genres - what's hot and what's not, locations and how much description to use, lists of do's and don'ts regarding submitting manuscripts, symbols for correcting your proofs, and tips on how to publicise your book. And, to save you time in researching, there is a section of lists of things you might want to know, ranging from dates of the kings and queens of England, through quarantine and incubation time for childhood illnesses, to emoticons and short forms for text messaging. Contents: 1. Limbering up 2. Plotting 3. Story people - the characters in your book 4. Genres 5. Where and when - settings 6. Starting the story 7. Telling the tale 8. Writing for the younger set 9. Happy ever after? 10. Research and revision 11. Getting published 12. If your book is accepted 13. If your book is rejected.