The idea that writing that great children’s book is hard is a fallacy. Writing children’s books comes solely from the heart… the heart of a child! It is a process that takes time, skill and determination. You cannot publish stories for child without an intimate knowledge of what children like. You cannot just write a story without structure. Research is your key and your friend. There are so many bad children’s books out there and I find more and more authors think they can just publish a book and they’re going to be the next J. K. Rowling. It doesn’t work like that. You need to understand children first and what they like then fashion a story to that like.
Writing for children has it’s merits. Many of the stories are less constrictive than say a long, drawn out romance story or a taught spy thriller. In the case of writing for children, the story must have a clear and precise plot structure that children can follow and be a part of. These stories must also bring fun to children in a wild an imaginative way. This helps children understand and see the story through to it’s logical end. Even though children have wonderful imaginations, changing a story around can have disastrous effects on the way children view your creations.
Bringing a children’s book to fruition takes a mind like a child’s. You must see their world as they see it and bring it to them in a way that tickles their intuitiveness. Making stories shine is how you can make this happen.
Here are a few stories that do just that.
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