Advertisement

Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter

Cheryl Klein has “Second Sight”

Okay, no she doesn’t–not really. But while Cheryl Klein–Senior Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books at Scholastic–may not be a clairvoyant or have the power to see into the future, she does have other powers that might be relevant to your future: if you are interesting in getting a novel published, that is. Klein, who was the continuity editor for the Harry Potter books (yes, she’s that big a deal), as well as the editor for many other incredible novels, among them, “Marcelo in the Real World” by Francisco X. Stork (which is my personal favorite), has recently published her first book of nonfiction called, “Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults.”

Advertisement

“Second Sight” is a collection of essays that will help you with everything from writing that perfect first line, to developing character and plot, to finding the perfect publisher once you are ready to send out a manuscript (and write that pesky query letter to get their attention). Klein, who describes herself as a “narrative nerd” in the introduction to the book, describes it as follows:

“This book, Second Sight, is a collection of much of my thinking on these narrative and writing topics between 2003 and 2010, as expressed in talks delivered at writers’ conferences and posts on my blog and website. The title refers to the service I try to provide my authors — a second, independent look at their work — and to what I hope this book might teach in turn: some methods or principles through which writers can get a “second sight” of their work, to help evaluate and revise their manuscripts and develop their craft as a whole.”

Advertisement

Klein talks about the story behind “Second Sight” and her decision to publish the book with PW here. A must-read for anybody hoping to write, finish, and publish that first novel, and for those folks who simply want to improve their story-telling skills with help from a true expert.

Previous Posts

Watch the Latest VLog from the Set of 'SPECTRE'
Hey Bond junkies, get ready for the latest video from 007’ and, “SPECTRE “set for release in November. The footage will focus on a car chase with the elite Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 in Rome. What makes this action so intriguing? ...

posted 12:26:16pm May. 01, 2015 | read full post »

America's Top Guns Helped Liberate Israel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K78MY3EcBFU They were volunteers from the US risking their lives to help Israel gain their independence in the Arab-Israeli was in 1948.  A group of Jewish American pilots smuggled planes and trained in ...

posted 10:12:33am May. 01, 2015 | read full post »

The Movie ‘Noble’ Is a Powerful Story of Fearlessness and Love
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2DwaFKqKxQ[/youtube] They did everything to break her spirit, but her love conquered all resistance; her courage proved that it only takes one person to make a difference in the lives of many. We're ...

posted 10:00:13am May. 01, 2015 | read full post »

Weight Watchers Founder, Jean Nidetch, Passes Away
Jean Nidetch, the 91-year-old mastermind behind the multi-billion dollar Weight Watchers corporation, passed away early Wednesday morning due to natural causes. Throughout her life, Nidetch struggled with obesity and was no stranger to fad ...

posted 11:12:43am Apr. 29, 2015 | read full post »

Dr. Ted Baehr Ranked Among the Top 50 Christian Leaders in America
Newsmax just released their annual list of the top 100 Christian leaders in America who make a real impact on modern lives. Included in their list is Dr. Ted Baehr, founder and publisher of the family-friendly Movieguide. His position ranks ...

posted 9:53:33am Apr. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.