Writing Children’s Books – Get Your Mindset Right


Children’s Writing Tips

What does it take to succeed at writing children’s books?  Having the right mindset separates the successful writers from the unsuccessful writers.  It’s that simple.  Perseverance is a key component of writing as you need to push despite any problem you may encounter.  Do you want it bad enough?  If so, then your mindset is your secret weapon.  Accept this and make the most of your situation.

It used to be that print books were the only way to get published but digital publishing has become the new medium and you don’t need to have a major publisher print your book.  You can now self-publish both a print book and an ebook.  Don’t complain about how things are, adapt and then conquer the medium.

You need to learn how to become an entrepreneur instead of just an author.  You have to be your biggest promoter in order to sell your work.  Opportunity is there so you have to make it work.  The key thing to remember in all this is;  are they actually reading your book.  It doesn’t matter if it is a print or ebook.  You want readers.

The next idea about mindset concerns our story.  Not just any story will do anymore.  It has to be a good story.  A story you can elicit emotion from your reader.  This is also where your mindset can either work for you or against you.  If you feel you can’t write a great story you won’t!  Your mindset should be focusing on writing and writing often.  Learn your craft and learn it well or forget about becoming a children’s author.  Writing for children takes a lot of patience and research.  You want to learn how to do it right so that you can sell your work.

Finally, writing for children is no different than any other task.  When you set your mind on doing it you must follow through.  That, is where the successful writer wins out every time.


A. J. Westin is a children's adventure book author who specializes in writing stories kids really want to read. He has written over two dozen books and has dedicated his life to helping kids become better readers through his inspirational stories.
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