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Writing from the Heart

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

New 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. 

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

We are pleased to offer the e-book version of Joy Cowley's Writing from the Heart.

Joy Cowley ONZ has established an international reputation as a writer for children. In this simply written, yet profoundly insightful manual, Joy distills her many years of experience for the benefit of anyone engaging in writing for young people.

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