Golden Rules For Writing Children’s Books
In order to write a children’s book, decide on the subject matter and length and use imagination to play off that aspect of a child’s brain. These are the basics to writing for children. In this video you will learn how to put these rules into effect and craft a finely tuned children;’s book that has your audience eating out the your hand.
The golden rules for writing for children were put into place to help you follow a set guideline to write children’s stories that get read.
Here are the rules:
- Who are you writing for? Are you writing for preschoolers, middle-school or teenagers? There’s a different way to write for each of these types of readers.
- What do you want to convey in your story? Is it to teach a lesson, impart some wisdom or just entertain?
- Play with a child’s imagination. What you write will be believed by the reader but the story must entertain first or the reader will abandon you.
- Know the length of your book. Is it a picture book of 30 pages? Or will it be a Harry potter-type book of 600 pages?
- The story is the most important part. Don’t use gimmicks or endings that will disappoint the reader. There is a formula that must be used or the child will be bored.
These golden rules are not written in stone but need to be enacted in order for your children’s book to have a chance to sell. Unless you accidentally hit upon a great story, you need to follow a plan. Most authors insist on planning out a strategy for the main character but the plot will dictate where the story goes.
Here are some great books that use the golden rules the proper way:
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