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Writing From the Heart

Writing From The Heart by Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley’s book offers wise and invaluable advice for all writers wanting to
publish books for children and young adults.  

Joy_Cowley_Book_Cover_2.pngNew Zealand's celebrated children’s author Joy Cowley distils 40+ years' experience as an author in her book Writing from the Heart.

Writing from the Heart is essential reading for practising or intending children’s writers. Joy's warmly written content covers plot development, discipline, dialogue, humour, presentation and editing, with chapters on the special genres of early readers, fiction for children and teenagers, poetry and plays.
The cartoon-style illustrations are by the well-known Auckland artist Fraser Williamson.

Writing From The Heart is published by the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust as a fund-raising venture. All proceeds go to assist Storylines in its work to promote New Zealand children's books and literature and support New Zealand children's writers and Illustrators. 

Joy Cowley is internationally recognised for her more than 800 early readers, along with novels and poetry for children, and her work for more than three decades as a teacher of creative writing for children in more than ten countries. She has won many awards and also critical acclaim for her adult novels and short stories.

You can purchase the e-book  for $NZ10 members or $NZ15 non-members. Order your e-book copy here.

Writing From The Heart Additional Payment for e-book to book. Please remember to choose the correct postage option when checking out.


Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature



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