Shh! Don’t tell anyone about this but I’ve got some killer ideas you can use for writing a children’s book that maybe you haven’t thought of before. Most first-time writers get it all wrong when coming up with book ideas. They look at what’s selling and they think they can just copy it or write something in a hot genre that all the kids are reading.
It’s not about writing what’s hot, though you do need to write what kids will read. It’s about taking what is meaningful to you and writing about it. Engaging stories are what you want to write and you can find them in everyday life.
You may ask, “I don’t know where to look?” That’s fine but your job as a writer is to go after a story. Being a journalist is very much the same as writing a story. You still have to go after the heart of the story and tell it in such a way as to grab the reader’s attention. Continue reading
Want to start writing children’s stories that inspire kids to read? Kids need stories that motivate them to want to read. In fact, the more you can stimulate their imagination the better chance you have to get those kids reading your stories. I don”t care how long you’ve been writing, if you don’t know the steps to writing a children’s book then you will never release that book you can ultimately be proud of. Learning these steps will put you far ahead of the average children’s book author and help you awaken your total creativity.
Here are the three steps explained and how you can take advantage of them.
- Be A Voracious Reader
- Research Your Genre
- Understand How To Outline Your Plot
What’s Your Purpose For Writing Children’s Books?
We all have a purpose in life and writing children’s books with stories that inspire children is what I enjoy doing more than anything else. What is your purpose? Do you even have a purpose?
Let me ask it another way. Are you writing because you want to write or are you looking for the big payday? Is writing for children something that makes you happy or is it the latest Kindle craze that everyone is talking about and is going to net you $1000’s a month in royalties. This is important because if you are doing this for all the wrong reasons then your writing will suffer and the children who read your books will see it in your writing and will not read anything else you write. Continue reading
Writing A Bestselling Children’s Book
Warning: Becoming a best-selling author isn’t just snapping your fingers and voila, you’re the next J. K. Rowling. Turning your children’s story into a best-selling book may sound like a daunting task but it can be done. It consists of more than the words you write or a great idea. Writing a bestselling children’s book brings together many elements such as the idea, the dialogue, the cover art, and most importantly, the marketing angle.
If you forget the marketing part, no matter how great your book is, no one will ever read it and that’s a real shame! Most authors forget about this by saying, “I’m a writer, not a marketer” and then wonder why no one buys their book. I’ve been guilty of this… especially when I first started writing children’s books. The marketing game was all new to me and I was scared, I admit it, and I wasn’t sure how to get the word out. I knew I had written a great book and I wanted the world to read it but if that was going to happen then I was going to have to promote it.
Things To Know Before Writing A Children’s Book
Before beginning your journey into the grand world of writing children’s books, you will need to understand the fundamental aspects of writing for children. It’s not as easy as it seems and it entails it’s own sets of questions that at one time or another every writer should ask.
Here Are 5 Questions You Should Ask
- Am I writing these stories because I have a story to tell my readers?
- Do I believe that writing for children is easier than writing for adults?
- Am I writing because I think I can make a lot of money at it?
- Do I know what age group I am writing for?
- Do I understand what it takes to write a children’s book?
Using Your Inner Child For Writing Children’s Stories
Who doesn’t want to write great children’s stories? The problem is, coming up with that great idea and then putting it all together so you write that children’s story you envisioned yourself writing. It can seem like a distant dream to make this all happen but let me assure you, if you follow what I teach, you will write that great story for kids.
Writing for children is unlike anything you will ever attempt. You only get to write for those children for a couple of years and then they’re to old to read your books. When they become young adults, your stories will seem quaint to them and they will have outgrown your stye so that is why you have to knock them off their feet with incredible stories that really inspire them.
Creating The Perfect Children’s Fiction Title
Do you have trouble creating children’s fiction titles for your children’s stories? It can be a real pain to create an eye-catching title that stands out among the competition and actually describes what your book is all about. Many authors try to get fancy or cute with their titles but end up with a title that screams hype or just sounds plain weird.
Your book title is one of the most important pieces of a successful book, especially if it is in the children’s fiction genre. Titles are what draws young readers in and a great title can get you a reader for life.
Writing Children’s Books Fast
Do you want to know how to write children’s fiction books fast? Writing stories for children is something I know many writers agonize over and take so much time and effort in making every word count. They look at the stories as their babies and they don’t want to edit any word out for the fear that the story may be incomplete. The problem is, you’re not looking at the whole picture.
You see, if you want your story to live it has got to be released. It can’t be in the incubation period for months or years and have it expected to make money or have people reading it. Today, I’m going to show you some secret techniques for writing children’s fiction books fast … and still be of great quality.