There is probably no more creatively satisfying enterprise than writing a book for children. If you get it right, the pleasure you give will be vast, may even last a lifetime.
Below are our advice pages for writing a children’s book.
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Nothing is harder to come by than inspiration, and it’s not enough to be inspired, you need a concept a publisher is also likely to get excited by.
Your book’s heart is its story. Get it wrong and your book will not be saleable.
Any good story needs strong, convincing characters to populate it. Even if you’re writing a true story (a memoir, for example), you need to bring your characters to life on the page. Here’s how to do it:
Sentences need to matter as much to you as paint does to a painter. And remember that good writing is usually good re-writing, so be prepared to put in the hours.
Have we remembered to mention that writing a book is quite hard?
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